WHO WE ARE

Cavalluzzo LLP is dedicated to advancing the causes of working people and social justice. We make complex issues understandable, work to ensure that simple matters stay that way and manage your costs effectively. Our lawyers specialize in union-side labour law, employment law, class actions, pensions and benefits, professional regulation, human rights, constitutional law, Indigenous rights and public interest advocacy. Whether in a labour arbitration or at the Supreme Court of Canada, we bring our collective expertise and commitment to excellence to bear on every case.

Resources

Event/29 April 2021

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Plenary Session

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Plenary session sponsored by the Advocate...
Event/22 April 2021

Stephen Moreau Speaks on Radio Canada

Stephen Moreau speaks this morning on Radio-Canada’s “L'ABC des congés de maladie...
Event/21 April 2021

Danielle Bisnar Participates in Virtual Roundtable on Pay Equity in Legal Profession

Danielle Bisnar joins Federal Pay Equity Commissioner Karen Jensen and others to discuss pay equity ...
News/20 April 2021

Multi-Employer Target Benefit Plans: The Funding And Governance Connection

Cynthia Crysler contributes to Benefits and Pensions Monitor with a comprehensive explanation of mul...
Blog/26 April 2021

Unjust Dismissals under the Canada Labour Code

The law of unjust dismissals in federally regulated workplaces

Employees of federally regulated employers are protected from unjust dismissal. This protection does not exist for most workers in Ontario employed by...
Blog/26 April 2021

Unjust Dismissals under the Canada Labour Code

The law of unjust dismissals in federally regulated workplaces

Employees of federally regulated employers are protected from unjust dismissal. This protection does not exist for most workers in Ontario employed by...
Features/7 April 2021

Reflections: Labour, Human and Civil Rights

Voting Rights: reflecting on the long-fought battle against denied voting rights at the intersection of race, gender, class, religion and disability

Sheilagh Turkington writes about the long-fought battle against denied voting rights at the intersection of race, gender, class, religion and disabili...
Blog/1 April 2021

Complaints and Discipline Process at the OCT: An Overview

From Complaint to Decision: How does the Ontario College of Teachers investigate complaints about members' conduct?

Lauren Sheffield provides an overview of how the Ontario College of Teachers investigates complaints about members' conduct through their Complaints a...
News/20 April 2021

Multi-Employer Target Benefit Plans: The Funding And Governance Connection

Cynthia Crysler Contributes to April Issue of Benefits and Pensions Monitor

Cynthia Crysler contributes to Benefits and Pensions Monitor with a comprehensive explanation of multi-employer target benefit pension plans (MEPPs) a... Read More
News/20 April 2021

"The Pandemic is Now Reflected in Severances, Notice Periods"

In today's Legal Matters commentary, Stephen Moreau discusses a recent Queen’s Bench of Alberta judgment. This decisions indicates that eco... Read More
News/9 April 2021

Article Written by Cavalluzzo Published on Legal Matters Canada

Published Article Focuses on How Complaints Against Ontario Teachers are Investigated

Article written by Lauren Sheffield published on Legal Matters Canada. Article focuses on how complaints against Ontario teachers are investigated Read More
News/7 April 2021

Former Partner Mary Cornish Interviewed to Discuss Pay Equity Laws in Ontario

Interview Released as part of Equal Pay Day

Former Partner Mary Cornish Interviewed to Discuss Pay Equity Laws in Ontario on Equal Pay Day Read More
News/31 March 2021

"Weighing the Benefits of the Plan to Help Gig Workers"

Jeffrey Andrew discusses how Uber’s proposal to tweak labour laws in order to give app-based gig workers benefits could be viewed as an attempt to dis... Read More
News/19 March 2021

Cavalluzzo Mourns Lives Lost in Atlanta Shootings

Cavalluzzo LLP is horrified by the recent shootings in Atlanta and the resulting loss of eight lives. Regardless of the stated motives of the individu... Read More
Event/Apr 22, 2021

Stephen Moreau Speaks on Radio Canada

Stephen Moreau speaks this morning on Radio-Canada’s “L'ABC des congés de maladie en Ontario”, describing the various paid an...
Event/Apr 29, 2021: 13:00 - 16:30

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Plenary Session

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Plenary session sponsored by the Advocate Society. Danielle is participating in a panel dis...
Event/Apr 21, 2021: 11:00 - 12:15

Danielle Bisnar Participates in Virtual Roundtable on Pay Equity in Legal Profession

Danielle Bisnar joins Federal Pay Equity Commissioner Karen Jensen and others to discuss pay equity in the legal profession and beyond.
Event/Mar 29, 2021

Jan Borowy Acts as Arbitrator in Osgoode Hall Law School's Labour Arbitration Seminar Mock Arbitration

Jan Borowy acts as an arbitrator at Osgoode Hall Law School's Labour Arbitration Seminar mock arbitration.
Event/Mar 30, 2021: 17:30 - 19:00

Danielle Bisnar Joins LEAF Feminist Pathways in Law Panel

Danielle Bisnar joins LEAF Feminist Pathways in Law panel hosted in collaboration by LEAF Kingston and Queen’s Women & Law on March 30th at ...
Event/Mar 12, 2021: 12:30 - 14:00

Ryan White speaks at Workplace Democracy, Migrant Lawyering, and Movement Lawyering Event

Ryan White speaks at Workplace Democracy, Migrant Labour, and Movement Lawyering event sponsored by the University of Toronto Law Union. Ryan will add...
Publication/6 October 2020

Analysis of Bill 195

Just posted to our publications page is an analysis of the impact on the collectively bargained rights of employees of Ontario’s Bill 195 "Reope... Read More
Publication/28 July 2020

RCMP Must Acknowledge the Force's Underpinnings

Policy Options Article `RCMP Must Acknowledge the Force's Racist Underpinnings` discusses the racist stereotypes and beliefs that were embedded into t... Read More
Publication/31 March 2020

COVID-19 - Employment and Benefit Rights

We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions about your workplace rights and COVID-19 which can be accessed HERE. These are challenging ... Read More
Publication/10 December 2019

Recent Changes to the Canada Labour Code - Bill C-86 and Bill C-63

Recent Changes to the Canada Labour Code - Bill C-86 and Bill C-63 Read More
Publication/9 October 2018

OBA - Assessing Random Drug and Alcohol Policies

Assessing Random Drug and Alcohol Policies Read More
Case/13 July 2020

Foodora Inc.

On July 8, 2020, Cavalluzzo LLP (“Cavalluzzo”) was appointed as Representative Counsel of all individuals who were contracted by Foodora I...
Case/3 July 2020

Ontario v. Association of Ontario Midwives - Divisonal Court Ruling

Midwives Divisional Court Ruling
Case/24 April 2020

Superior Court Judgment - ONA v Eatonville and Henley

A team of Cavalluzzo lawyers obtained an interlocutory injunction on behalf of ONA requiring four long-term care facilities to comply with government...

Class Actions

Last Modified: 23 March 2021

Blyth Academy Class Action

CASE SETTLED – MATTER COMPLETED In October 2017, Cavalluzzo LLP launched a class action against Blyth Academy on behalf of its teachers. The cla... Read More
Last Modified: 18 February 2021

CTS of Canada Class Action

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement A settlement agreement has been reached between CTS and the Representative Plaintiffs, Claudette Wood, John... Read More
Last Modified: 11 December 2020

Basic Income Class Action

If you were a recipient of the Ontario Basic Income, you might benefit from this Class Action. We encourage you to fill out the form found at the bott... Read More
Last Modified: 3 December 2020

RBC Dominion Securities Vacation and Holiday Pay Class Action

The law firms Cavalluzzo LLP, Roy O’Connor LLP and Whitten and Lublin LLP have commenced a proposed class action against the Royal Bank of Canad... Read More

Practice Areas

Our practice is varied – encompassing labour, public, pension, administrative, Charter, civil and employment law, as well as professional regulation – but our dedication to superior advocacy is constant. We represent trade unions, professionals and professional associations, non-unionized employees, multi-employer pension and benefit plans, and other organizations and individuals, in both the public and private sector, assisting them with day-to-day legal problems as well as long-term legal and policy strategies.

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