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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/21 June 2019

Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board Recognized as Top Outcome by the Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently recognized Talos v. Grand  Erie District Scho...
News/21 June 2019

Divisional Court Quashes York University Decision to Discipline Striking Students

In Ball v Audette, the Divisional Court quashed disciplinary measures taken by York University again...
News/25 July 2019

ONA Successfully Challenges Arbitration Decision in Divisional Court

In ONA v Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Arbitrator Dana Randall, the Divisional Court set aside an ...
News/20 June 2019

Congratulations to Cole Eisen on Winning the Canadian Bar Association's 2019 Labour and Employment Law Student Essay Contest

Cole Eisen, a 2019 Cavalluzzo summer student and law student at the University of Toronto Faculty of...
Blog/30 July 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal Defers to Union's Internal Democratic Channels

A unions' internal affairs are governed by its constitution. In Brown v. Hanley, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed a novel claim by four members s...
Blog/30 July 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal Defers to Union's Internal Democratic Channels

A unions' internal affairs are governed by its constitution. In Brown v. Hanley, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed a novel claim by four members s...
Blog/16 July 2019

Changes to Wage Earner Protection Program

In late 2018, the federal government introduced changes to the Wage Earner Protection Program ("the WEPP"). WHAT IS THE WEPP? The WEPP is a federal ...
Blog/20 June 2019

Termination Without Cause: An Overview

BACKGROUND The law allows your employer to terminate your employment without cause, meaning "for no reason." However, an employee who is terminated ...
News/25 July 2019

ONA Successfully Challenges Arbitration Decision in Divisional Court

In ONA v Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Arbitrator Dana Randall, the Divisional Court set aside an arbitration award involving a nurse suffering subs... Read More
News/21 June 2019

Divisional Court Quashes York University Decision to Discipline Striking Students

In Ball v Audette, the Divisional Court quashed disciplinary measures taken by York University against members of its graduate student bargaining unit... Read More
News/21 June 2019

Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board Recognized as Top Outcome by the Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently recognized Talos v. Grand  Erie District School Board as a top outcome in its 2018-2019 Fo... Read More
News/20 June 2019

Congratulations to Cole Eisen on Winning the Canadian Bar Association's 2019 Labour and Employment Law Student Essay Contest

Cole Eisen, a 2019 Cavalluzzo summer student and law student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, was announced as the winner of the Canadian ... Read More
News/20 June 2019

Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of CUPW Casual Workers

On June 11, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in favour of CUPW casual workers in a decision arising from a grievance of a casual postal worker&... Read More
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
Event/Jun 20, 2019: 00:00

Grassy Narrows River Run Action for Mercury Justice

On June 20, 2019, Grassy Narrows organized a River Run for justice – traveling more 1,700 km to Toronto to demand a Mercury Home and Treatment C...
Event/Jun 12, 2019: 09:58

Cavalluzzo Staff Members Celebrate Service Milestones at the Firm

Yesterday the Firm was proud to recognize the long service - 10, 15 and 35 - of  Marilyn Lidstone, Fernanda DaSilva, Liza Sardelis,  Melissa...
Event/Jun 17, 2019: 16:30 - 20:30

Lara Koerner Yeo Acts as Co-Chair of OBA Aboriginal Law Program

On June 17, 2019, Lara Koerner Yeo will act as Co-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Aboriginal Law Program:   “ After the...
Event/Jun 1, 2019: 08:45 - 10:15

Danielle Bisnar presents at the 2019 Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers Conference

On June 1, 2019, Danielle Bisnar will be participating in a panel entitled “#meetoo2” at the 2019 Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers C...
Event/Jun 1, 2019: 13:30 - 15:00

Tyler Boggs presents at the 2019 Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers Conference

On June 1, 2019, Tyler Boggs will be participating in a panel on the duty to disclose vs. the duty to represent at the 2019 Canadian Association of La...
Event/Jun 12, 2019: 10:45 - 11:15

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Ontario Bar Association's Current Issues in Labour Conference

On June 12, 2019, Danielle Bisnar will be participating in a panel on harassment and violence in the unionized workplace at the Ontario Bar Assoc...
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/14 January 2019

The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank of Canada

Paul Cavalluzzo and Alex St. John acted for the Guarantee Company of North America in Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank.
Case/10 January 2019

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) and Ontario Nurses' Association

Kate  Hughes and Tyler Boggs acted for the Ontario Nurses' Association in The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) and Ontario...
Case/2 January 2019

Heller v. Uber Technologies

Cavalluzzo LLP acted for David Heller in Heller v. Uber Technologies.

Class Actions

Last Modified: 15 August 2019

Uber Class Action

Cavalluzzo was co-counsel with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. and related companies (collectively... Read More
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: 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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