Arthur Zeilikman

Arthur Zeilikman
Zeilikman Law
Principal
Employment & Labour

Arthur Zeilikman has built his Vaughan, Ont. practice as a litigator and negotiator in employment and labour law.

He graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts in history from York University and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Toronto before earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

As a graduate student at U of T, Mr. Zeilikman conducted seminars and lectures in a number of courses on political and moral philosophy. His commentaries on the development of the law have been featured in such leading law publications as Law Times, the Lawyers Weekly, Canadian HR Reporter, and the Canadian Press.

Also fluent in Russian and Hebrew, Mr. Zeilikman routinely appears on complex motions, trials and appeals. He has successfully represented clients before various courts as well as provincial and federal administrative tribunals including Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Small Claims Court and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and on appeals to the Umpire in context of the Federal Court.

Arthur Zeilikman In The News
Use common sense to determine if you're being bullied at work

Employees should exercise common sense when assessing whether they have been bullied at work, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman tells  ... Read more

No absolute right to smoke medical pot on the job

A recent human rights ruling shows there are limits on an employee’s right to smoke medical marijuana on the job, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

Questions linger about the 'right to disconnect' from work

The federal government’s pending legislation to give employees the right to unplug from work-related email after hours sounds good in theory but may not be practical in some ... Read more

Key points for employers about condonation

By Arthur Zeilikman Employers do not have to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof if there was “just cause” to terminate the employee. Just ... Read more

Temporary layoff law widely misunderstood

Many businesses and their employees have a poor understanding of Ontario’s temporary layoff laws, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

When insolence becomes just cause for firing

Insolent behaviour by an employee towards a supervisor or employer could result in dismissal for just cause, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . ... Read more

Frustration of contract claim best left for lawyers: Zeilikman

A person should always consult with counsel if their job is terminated because the employer claims their contract has been “frustrated,” says Vaughan labour ... Read more

New legislation will make it easier to organize unions

New legislation giving trade unions access to employee contact information will make it easier for them to organize bargaining units, says Vaughan labour and employment ... Read more

Labour changes will improve union organization: Zeilikman

Recent changes to Ontario’s labour laws will make it easier for unions to reach out to employees, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman tells The ... Read more

Respond promptly to union proceedings and correspondence: Zeilikman

When it comes to certain communication with a union, the best practice for an employer is to answer correspondence promptly, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur ... Read more

Truth is key when providing employee reference: Zeilikman

Although a recent Ontario Superior Court ruling that upheld an employer’s ability to provide an honest reference for a former employee is only binding in this province, ... Read more

Recent decision provides guidance on independent medical exams

A recent Divisional Court decision outlines the circumstances under which an employer can ask an employee to submit to an independent medical examination (IME), says Vaughan ... Read more

How to effectively fire an employee for incompetence

Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman  says it's vital to carefully draw up employment contracts to limit certain liabilities when facing wrongful dismissal ... Read more

Possible risks associated with extended parental leave: Zeilikman

The option of extending parental leave to 18 months may lead to some challenges and risks to employees who choose to use it, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur ... Read more

Medical marijuana offered as employee benefit

A plan by a major Canadian grocery and pharmacy chain to offer coverage for medical marijuana is a perk that should not cause controversy if it is treated like any other drug, ... Read more

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