WSIB Issues

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an Ontario government insurance scheme that provides certain benefits to employees or workers when they are not able to work because of an injury or illness that they sustained from a work-related accident. The worker or employee may have developed a medical condition or illness from the workplace as well. Once a worker or employee has sustained an injury or condition from work and that workplace is covered by the WSIB, a claim could be submitted to the WSIB for that worker to receive certain benefits. It is the WSIB that protects certain employers from liability for work-related accidents or medical conditions or other illnesses garnered from the workplace.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 is the legislation that sets out how the insurance plan will be administered through the WSIB, and which businesses are in industries that are covered under the Act. Businesses or companies that are in construction, manufacturing, or retail as well as many others are industries that would be subject to the WSIB.

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There are major risks of not having WSIB coverage or failing to register with the WSIB for a business or company that is in an industry that would be under the umbrella of the WSIB. If, for example, a business or company fails to register with the WSIB and the WSIB finds that the employee or worker was entitled to be covered by the WSIB, then that business may be penalized. Corporations could be fined while an individual could be fined as well possibly imprisoned for the offence. Do not hesitate to contact Zeilikman Law if your company has any questions or concerns related to any issues involving the WSIB. Zeilikman Law can help guide employers through these often complicated processes in order defend the company before the WSIB and to try to minimize costs.

Legal Receptionist

Zeilikman Law is an employment law firm located in Vaughan, Ontario. We are looking to hire a legal receptionist to join our firm. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working as a receptionist at another law firm.

Location: Vaughan, Ontario.

Start Date: Immediately.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Full time. In-person only. This is not a remote work position.

Wages: 35,000 to 40,000 per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage our firm’s multi-line telephone system to receive incoming calls.  Screen incoming telephone call inquiries to determine the nature of the telephone call and provide standard information related to our legal services.  Take and deliver messages and route incoming telephone calls to the appropriate staff person.
  • Answer general inquiries coming from the firm’s social media and website email.
  • Welcome in-person visitors upon arrival.  Direct visitors to the appropriate staff person and / or office or boardroom.
  • Organize in-person visitor schedule to prevent overlap and multiple bookings.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail and deliveries.
  • Arrange for couriers.
  • Keep front reception, kitchenette area and boardroom tidy.
  • Perform various clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and faxing on an as-needed basis.
  • Process client or other payments.
  • May be asked to run minor errands outside of office such as attending post office to arrange a courier or pick up mail.
  • May be asked to assist other law clerks or lawyers of the firm as required and as appropriate.
  • Any other basic administrative duties or tasks as deemed appropriate.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures including filing, faxing, and printing and copying.
  • Basic word processing computer skills.
  • Proficient in receptionist and telephone practices, etiquette, and decorum.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive customer service attitude is a must.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Education and Experience:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an office setting with an emphasis in accounting, reception or clerical work is required.   We would prefer experience in a law firm environment.

Applications for this position should be sent via email to jennifer@zeilikmanlaw.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume and at least two references. Only successful candidates will be contacted.