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

News/18 January 2021

"Accessing Personal WhatsApp Messages on Shared Work Laptop an Invasion of Privacy"

Sean Fitzpatrick and Michael Thorburn represented the Canadian Media Guild in Canadian Broadcas...
Article/21 January 2021

"Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do if You are Let Go"

Genevieve Cantin comments in moneytalkgo.com's article:  ""Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do i...
In the News/19 January 2021

Province Called on to Close Courts, Move to Remote Proceedings

A group of lawyers, judges and courthouse employees have signed a letter calling on the Government o...
Commentary/11 January 2021

"Fair Comment or Foul? That Online Post Could Cost you Your job"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses the impact of posting private opinions o...
Blog/21 January 2021

Statutory Holidays in Ontario: Demystified

What are my entitlements ​and how are they calculated?

Most employees are entitled to time off and holiday pay during statutory holidays. This blog post explains what statutory holidays are, statutory holi...
Blog/21 January 2021

Statutory Holidays in Ontario: Demystified

What are my entitlements ​and how are they calculated?

Most employees are entitled to time off and holiday pay during statutory holidays. This blog post explains what statutory holidays are, statutory holi...
Blog/14 January 2021

Leave to Appeal Denied in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc, solidifying the ONCA’s decision

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. This decision w...
Blog/18 December 2020

Exclusive Jurisdiction Denied: Ontario Court of Appeal Reinstates Court Action Brought by Police Association President Against Employer and Ex-Police Chief

In Skof v. Bordeleau, the Court of Appeal affirms that courts may legitimately take jurisdiction where arbitrators or other specialized bodies lack power to provide an appropriate remedy

In Skof v. Bordeleau, the Court of Appeal reinstated an Action by a Plaintiff that the lower court had struck out. The Court held that the dispute be...
In the News/19 January 2021

Province Called on to Close Courts, Move to Remote Proceedings

A group of lawyers, judges and courthouse employees have signed a letter calling on the Government of Ontario to shut down in-person court proceedings... Read More
News/18 January 2021

"Accessing Personal WhatsApp Messages on Shared Work Laptop an Invasion of Privacy"

Sean Fitzpatrick and Michael Thorburn represented the Canadian Media Guild in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v Canadian Media Guild, wher... Read More
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/13 November 2020

Cynthia Crysler appointed to FSRA Technical Advisory Committee on Public Sector Pension Plans

Cynthia Crysler was recently appointed to the FSRA Technical Advisory Committee on Public Sector Pension Plans.  The mandate of this committee is... 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
Event/Dec 3, 2020: 11:00

Cynthia Crysler Spoke at Lancaster House Pension Conference

Cynthia Crysler spoke at the annual Lancaster House Pensions Conference on December 3, 2020.  She spoke on “Pension Plans and the Pandemic:...
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 ...
Article/21 January 2021

"Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do if You are Let Go"

Genevieve Cantin comments in moneytalkgo.com's article:  ""Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do if You are Let Go".  She discusses recourses a... Read More
Commentary/11 January 2021

"Fair Comment or Foul? That Online Post Could Cost you Your job"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses the impact of posting private opinions on social media, and the possibility of dismissal w... Read More
Commentary/4 January 2021

"A $1.2-million Lesson About the Dangers of Fixed-term Contracts"

In today's Legal Matters commentary, Stephen Moreau discusses how companies that sign a fixed-term contract covering a long period of time could be li... Read More
Commentary/11 December 2020

"One Size Does Not Fit All When it Comes to a Termination"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses the importance of seeking advice after being terminated to avoid making costly mistakes an... Read More
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
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: 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
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

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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