Employment Lawyer & Labour Lawyer | Whitby

Zeilikman Law: Whitby's Trusted Source for Labour Lawyers and Employment Lawyers

Trusted and experienced labour & employment lawyers resolving complex legal challenges for small to midsized businesses, trade unions, and employees in Whitby

A mesh of urbanity and a thriving rural community is what propels the Town of Whitby forward. Home to the Regional Municipality of Durham headquarters, Whitby features a bustling economic hub catering largely to the automotive, advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical, education, publishing, and retail industries.

With more than 70,000 people comprising its skilled labour force, and an estimated 3,575 businesses, Whitby boasts one of Canada’s most diversified and stable economies. Despite the continuing success of its flourishing business community, disputes between employees, employers, and staff, and business partners can and do arise.

The Canadian legal system, can be a confusing one to navigate. Furthermore, staying abreast of changes in provincial and federal employment laws and labour laws is an all-encompassing responsibility few individuals or small business owners can commit the time to understand. That’s where we come in.

Employment & Labour Lawyers in Whitby

Zeilikman Law has the experience and knowledge to advise and represent business owners, entrepreneurs, trade unions, and individual workers on a diverse range of legal matters concerning employment law and labour law including:

  • Wrongful dismissals, human rights violations, and sexual harassment

  • We negotiate and represent professionals in matters of discipline for several professions

  • Workplace group coverage and short- and long-term disability benefits 

  • Complex labour and employment disputes such as purchase and sale of business arguments and restrictive covenants

Zeilikman Law specializes in protecting the rights of individuals, trade unions, and small business owners

Our savvy team of labour lawyers and employment layers includes negotiators who are barristers and solicitors. We pride ourselves on delivering results-oriented guidance, advice, and representation to all of our valued clients.

Whether you are a corporate executive or a small business owner, a union leader, or an individual ensnared in a legal or disciplinary dispute, call on Durham’s labour and employment law team to provide the guidance you need and the peace of mind you deserve.

If you have a question about labour law, employment law, your rights or your business’s rights, give us a call. Let us put our knowledge and dedication to work for you!

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.