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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/2 April 2019

Pay Transparency Act Consultation open until April 5, 2019

The Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018 is an important tool for employees and trade unions to better...
Event/3 April 2019

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, t...
News/12 April 2019

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

Advocate Daily:  "Class Actions Needed when Governments 'Let us Down'"
News/8 April 2019

Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 9 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario.  Equal Pay Day marks how far into the new ye...
Blog/12 April 2019

Case Note: Mohamed v Information Systems Architects

ONCA Allows Claim for Stand-Alone Breach of Duty of Good Faith

Overview The enforceability of termination clauses in Ontario is the subject of many Court of Appeal decisions. In Mohamed v Information Systems Archi...
Blog/12 April 2019

Case Note: Mohamed v Information Systems Architects

ONCA Allows Claim for Stand-Alone Breach of Duty of Good Faith

Overview The enforceability of termination clauses in Ontario is the subject of many Court of Appeal decisions. In Mohamed v Information Systems Archi...
Blog/12 March 2019

Case Note: The Guarantee Company of North America v RBC

ONCA holds that statutory deemed trusts qualify as trusts under BIA

OVERVIEW In The Guarantee Company of North America v Royal Bank of Canada, ["The Guarantee Company"], a rare five-judge panel of the Ontario Court o...
Blog/21 February 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal: Mandatory Arbitration Violates ESA

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision in Heller v Uber Technologies Inc (“Heller”), invalidating a mandatory arbitration...
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
News/8 April 2019

Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 9 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario.  Equal Pay Day marks how far into the new year the average woman must work to earn what men ea... Read More
News/2 April 2019

Pay Transparency Act Consultation open until April 5, 2019

Jan Borowy, lawyer and co-chair of Equal Pay Coalition

The Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018 is an important tool for employees and trade unions to better understand human rights and wage inequalities in ... Read More
News/22 March 2019

Cavalluzzo at Pro Bono Ontario

Cavalluzzo Lawyers Volunteer for the Day at Pro Bono Ontario Hotline.  The lawyers spent the day increasing access to justice for low income Ont... Read More
Firm News/13 March 2019

Superior Court Rules that Employee was Misclassified as an Independent Contractor and Termination Provision Violated the ESA

In Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited, Cavalluzzo lawyers Christopher Perri and Alex St. John recently represented Kelly Cormier in a wrongful dismiss... Read More
News/12 March 2019

Cavalluzzo Lawyers represent USW Local 2251 in Algoma Steel Restructuring

Cavalluzzo represented the United Steelworkers Local 2251 (“USW Local 2251”) in the comprehensive restructuring of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.... Read More
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...
Event/Mar 7, 2019: 09:00 - 16:15

Brendan McCutchen speaks at Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law

Brendan McCutchen speaks at  Osgoode's Certificate in Labour Law conference.  He will be participating in a module entitled:  "Labour L...
Event/Mar 2, 2019: 13:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Osgoode Public Interest Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Osgoode's 18th Annual Public Interest Career Day.  The purpose of this day is to increase law students' awarenes...
Event/Mar 6, 2019: 14:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Windsor Law Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Windsor Law "Career Day".  She will be at a booth promoting the firm to Windsor law students.
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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