Related Employer Applications

In Ontario, a related Employer application is brought before the Labour Relations Board where a unionized employer opens a second company in an attempt to avoid its obligations under the collective agreement, thereby binding the second company with its predecessor’s workplace responsibilities. 

In Ontario, the Board has the power to declare that the two companies are one under the Labour Relations Act. The ultimate idea is to ensure that the company cannot “de-unionize” its workforce through a game of corporate manoeuvring.

It may be difficult to determine when a company may qualify as related employers, and thus difficult to know whether to bring an application. 

At Zeilikman Law, our lawyers provide the legal guidance and advice needed to help our clients make informed and lawful decisions before relocating or ending company business and when facing or initiating related employer applications before the Board. Thus, when initiating an application, or defending against one, it is important to be able to demonstrate that the appropriate criteria have or have not been met. 

At Zeilikman Law, our experienced labour lawyers can provide the advice needed to initiate or defend against a related employer application, while considering all the relevant facts and tests.

How can Zeilikman Law help?

Whether you are a union bringing a related employer application, or an employer trying to fight an application that has been brought, our experienced labour lawyers can assist throughout the process at each step of the way.

Call us at 905-417-2227 to get started!

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.