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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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Commentary/3 November 2020

"Not Taking Workplace Harassment Claims Seriously can be Costly"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses  how allegations of workplace haras...
Event/30 October 2020

Danielle Bisnar Joins Panel at Allard Law's Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

Danielle Bisnar joins a panel of distinguished scholars at Allard Law's Centre for Feminist Legal St...
Event/25 November 2020

Michael Thorburn Joins Panel at Canadian Media Guild Townhall “Shaping our Union to Reflect our Diversity"

Michael Thorburn joins a panel at Canadian Media Guild Townhall  “Shaping our Union to Re...
News/26 November 2020

Ryan White Interviewed by Professor David Doorey of Osgoode Hall Law School

Osgoode Hall's Professor David Doorey interviewed Ryan White regarding the Foodora Unionization Deci...
Blog/24 November 2020

New Pension Regulation Strikes a Balance Between Employer Needs and Employees' Future Financial Security

New Ontario Regulation 520-20 allows cash-strapped employers to temporarily defer their contributions to certain defined benefit pension plans. However, employers who wish to participate must comply with strict restrictions.

As part of an attempt to aid businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has enacted a regulation that allows employers to tempora...
Blog/24 November 2020

New Pension Regulation Strikes a Balance Between Employer Needs and Employees' Future Financial Security

New Ontario Regulation 520-20 allows cash-strapped employers to temporarily defer their contributions to certain defined benefit pension plans. However, employers who wish to participate must comply with strict restrictions.

As part of an attempt to aid businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has enacted a regulation that allows employers to tempora...
Blog/5 November 2020

Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Clauses – When Are They Enforceable?

Dealing with Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

What do the restrictive covenants in your employment contract mean, and are they enforceable? This blog explains these legal terms and discusses the i...
Blog/28 October 2020

Pension Implications of the Supreme Court's Judgment in Fraser v Attorney General

The Supreme Court of Canada judgment in Fraser addresses equity in the context of pensions and may impact many pension plan designs

The Supreme Court of Canada judgment in Fraser addresses equity in the context of pensions and may impact many pension plan designs. This decision wil...
News/26 November 2020

Ryan White Interviewed by Professor David Doorey of Osgoode Hall Law School

Ryan White speaks to LLM students regarding the OLRB's decision that Foodora couriers are employees and not independent contractors

Osgoode Hall's Professor David Doorey interviewed Ryan White regarding the Foodora Unionization Decision and its impact on the gig economy. Read More
News/15 October 2020

Danielle Bisnar Quoted in Law Times Article on Court Decision affecting Pay Equity for Nursing Home Workers

On October 15, Danielle Bisnar was quoted in a Law Times Article on the Ontario Government’s appeal of a 2019 decision involving nurses and othe... Read More
News/27 August 2020

Ontario Divisional Court Restores Public Health Order to Protect Migrant Farmworkers from COVID-19

On August 27, 2020, the Ontario Divisional court released its decision in Schuyler Farms Limited v. Dr. Nesathurai 2020 ONSC 4711, an appeal by the Me... Read More
News/26 August 2020

Danielle Bisnar Quoted in Toronto Star Article on Order Protecting Migrant Farmers' Rights

Danielle Bisnar was quoted in Toronto Star Article on the recent Court Order protecting vulnerable migrant workers' rights.  A copy of the articl... Read More
In the News/25 August 2020

CUPW and Foodora Reach Settlement for Couriers

[TORONTO], August 25, 2020 – On April 27, 2020, Foodora Canada ("Foodora") filed a notice of intention to make a proposal (“Proposal&rdquo... Read More
News/3 July 2020

Tyler Boggs Quoted in Toronto Star Article: “Human Rights Ruling Finds Sexual Harassment Common Among Toronto Police”

Tyler Boggs was recently quoted in the Toronto Star article titled “ Human Rights Ruling Finds Sexual Harassment Common Among Toronto Police.&nb... Read More
Event/Nov 25, 2020

Michael Thorburn Joins Panel at Canadian Media Guild Townhall “Shaping our Union to Reflect our Diversity"

Michael Thorburn joins a panel at Canadian Media Guild Townhall  “Shaping our Union to Reflect our Diversity".   This panel explo...
Event/Oct 30, 2020: 12:30 - 14:00

Danielle Bisnar Joins Panel at Allard Law's Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

Danielle Bisnar joins a panel of distinguished scholars at Allard Law's Centre for Feminist Legal Studies to discuss the doctrinal and strategic impli...
Event/Oct 6, 2020: 09:00 - 12:30

Niiti Simonds Speaks at Law Society Conference "Best Practices for Paralegals"

Niiti Simmonds speaks at Law Society Conference "Best Practices for Paralegals Appearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario".  Niiti wil...
Event/Sep 30, 2020: 08:35

Orange Shirt Day - September 30, 2020

Cavalluzzo LLP wears orange today to reaffirm our commitment to reconciliation and to honour Indigenous survivors of residential schools, and the resi...
Event/Aug 25, 2020: 09:00 - Aug 24, 2020: 10:30

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at OBA Public Sector Lawyers Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Program

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at OBA Public Sector Lawyers / Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Program.  This event will discuss ...
Event/Jun 25, 2020

Phil Abbink Speaks at Osgoode's "LTC and Retirement Homes in the Midst of a Pandemic"

Phil Abbink speaks at Osgoode's" LTC and Retirement Homes in the Midst of a Pandemic".  He will discuss  the many challenges faced by LTC an...
Commentary/3 November 2020

"Not Taking Workplace Harassment Claims Seriously can be Costly"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses  how allegations of workplace harassment can have far-reaching implications and requi... Read More
Analysis/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
Commentary/15 September 2020

"Meeting the Challenges of Unionizing a Workplace"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses how unionizing a workplace can have its benefits but it’s important to follow the pr... Read More
Opinion/9 September 2020

Burying Termination Provisions in Employment Documents can Backfire

  A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision shows that employers, if they want to enforce harmful termination or forfeiture ... Read More
Commentary/18 August 2020

"Belonging to a Union Provides Workers with ‘more clout’"

In today's Legal Matters' Commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses how being unionized can have a big impact on job satisfaction, providing benefits that com... Read More
Article/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
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: 16 June 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: 27 March 2020

Blyth Academy Class Action - See Below for Settlement News

Notice of Class Action Settlement Have you ever taught a course at a Blyth Academy Ontario campus? If so, you might benefit from a Court-approved clas... Read More
Last Modified: 24 February 2020

Factual Television Class Action

Class action lawsuits are being contemplated against factual television producers.   If you work or worked for Cineflix, Insight Productions, Boa... Read More
Last Modified: 13 January 2020

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

The class action alleged 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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