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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.

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News/16 May 2019

Advocate Daily: "Benign Housekeeping or Self-protection?"

Advocate Daily:  "Benign Housekeeping or Self-Protection?"
News/14 May 2019

The Lawyer's Daily: "Ontario Goes Beyond Common Law in Proposed Crown Liability Act"

On May 13, 2019, Stephen Moreau and Lara Koerner’s commentary on Ontario’s proposed Crow...
News/16 May 2019

Law Times: “Lawyers Frustrated by Vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal”

On May 14, 2019,  Kate Hughes’ commentary on vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of On...
Event/12 June 2019

Michael Wright Speaks at Law Society's Six-Minute Business Lawyer Conference

Michael Wright speaks at the Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Business Lawyer  Conference, 2...
Blog/22 May 2019

Case Note: Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147

Labour Arbitrator Finds Employer Failed to Accommodate Pregnant Paramedic but Awards Limited Damages

OVERVIEW In Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147, Arbitrator Steinberg considered whether t...
Blog/22 May 2019

Case Note: Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147

Labour Arbitrator Finds Employer Failed to Accommodate Pregnant Paramedic but Awards Limited Damages

OVERVIEW In Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147, Arbitrator Steinberg considered whether t...
Blog/6 May 2019

New Rules Governing Third Parties Under Canada Elections Act

Rules governing individuals and organizations thinking about engaging in election advertising or partisan activities such as rallies or political door...
Blog/29 April 2019

Employees, Dependent Contractors and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?

What misclassification can mean to you

Workers who are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees or dependent contractors could be deprived of important benefits. It's i...
News/16 May 2019

Law Times: “Lawyers Frustrated by Vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal”

On May 14, 2019,  Kate Hughes’ commentary on vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) was featured in the Law Times.  ... Read More
News/16 May 2019

Advocate Daily: "Benign Housekeeping or Self-protection?"

Advocate Daily:  "Benign Housekeeping or Self-Protection?" Read More
News/14 May 2019

The Lawyer's Daily: "Ontario Goes Beyond Common Law in Proposed Crown Liability Act"

On May 13, 2019, Stephen Moreau and Lara Koerner’s commentary on Ontario’s proposed Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 (CLAPA) was ... Read More
News/7 May 2019

Workplace Bullying and Doctors: How Dr. Horne Fought Back on the CBC Podcast White Coat Black Art

Dr. Horne, a Halifax cardiologist and researcher, was bullied by her coworkers who destroyed her reputation in the process. She spent 14 years fightin... Read More
Firm News/1 May 2019

Historic Charter Equality Rights Win for Women Working in Nursing Homes in Ontario Divisional Court

On April 30, 2019, women who work in female-dominated workplaces won a significant and historic Charter equality rights victory in an appeal to the Di... Read More
News/12 April 2019

Advocate Daily: "Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’"

Advocate Daily:  "Class Actions Needed when Governments 'Let us Down'" Read More
Event/Jun 12, 2019: 11:20 - 11:28

Michael Wright Speaks at Law Society's Six-Minute Business Lawyer Conference

Michael Wright speaks at the Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Business Lawyer  Conference, 2019.  He will be speaking about the enforceab...
Event/May 13, 2019: 13:00 - 13:45

Chris Perri Speaks at Human Resources Law For Education Professionals Conference

Chris Perri will be speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Human Resources Law  for Education Professionals Conference about school staff an...
Event/May 9, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Osgoode Course on Responding to Campus Sexual Violence Complaints

Danielle Bisnar will be presenting on unique issues in a unionized environment, including special considerations when your complainant or respondent i...
Event/Apr 3, 2019: 12:00 - 13:30

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA on SCC Decision: Frank V. Canada (AG)

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section, taking part in their webcast entitled “Let&rs...
Event/Apr 2, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House's Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop on accommodating employees with episodic disabiliti...
Event/Mar 5, 2019: 14:30 - 16:30

Danielle Bisnar Participates in Osgoode Hall Law School Diversity Week Panel

Danielle Bisnar participates in Osgoode Hall Law School's Diversity Week Panel.  She will speak about issues facing racialized lawyers and her ow...
Case/13 March 2019

Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited

In Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited, Christopher Perri and Alex St. John represented Kelly Cormier in a wrongful dismissal action against a com...
Case/21 January 2019

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)
Case/4 December 2018

Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2018 CanLII 115718 (ON LA)

Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2018 CanLII 115718 (ON LA)
Case/12 November 2018

Ministry of Correctional Services v. McKinnon

Ministry of Correctional Services v. McKinnon, 2010 ONSC 3896 (Div. Ct.) This is an application for judicial review brought by the Ministry of Correct...
Case/21 September 2018

McMichael v The New Zealand & Australian Lamb Company, 2018 ONSC 5422 (CanLII)

McMichael v The New Zealand & Australian Lamb Company, 2018 ONSC 5422 (CanLII)
Case/27 June 2018

Fioravanti v. OLG, 2018 ONSC 3777

Fioravanti v. OLG, 2018 ONSC 3777 (CanLII)

Class Actions

Last Modified: 11 April 2019

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: 26 March 2019

Blyth Academy Class Action

If you work or worked at Blyth Academy teaching courses there, you might benefit from the Class Action.  We encourage you to fill out the form fo... Read More
Last Modified: 20 February 2019

Uber Class Action

Cavalluzzo is co-counsel with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. and related companies (collectively "Uber... Read More
Last Modified: 11 February 2019

Employment Insurance, Moms on Maternity Class Action / Assurance emploi - recours collectif

The class action alleges that the government and its EI Commission refused to recognize those sickness leave claims and negligently advised claimants ... 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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