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
Seek legal advice, take your time with severance offers

Terminated employees should not feel pressured into accepting a severance package, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . Read more

Navigating disciplinary proceedings in cases of termination

When a termination leads to a complaint with the employee’s professional body, the loss of a job can be overshadowed by the potential threat to their career, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Different challenges arise for those fired in union, non-union workplaces

Defending a terminated employee comes with different challenges when dealing with union and non-union workplaces, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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  AdvocateDaily.com . 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 tells  AdvocateDaily.com . 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 professions, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . 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 cause exists if the employee has committed a serious act of misconduct such as an act of insubordination or incompetence. 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 tells  AdvocateDaily.com . 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 and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . 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 lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . 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 Lawyer’s Daily . 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 Zeilikman . 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, judges around the country will be able to use the decision as a persuasive “reference point,” Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman tells Metro News . 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 labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . Read more

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