Our Services

Advocacy Work

As set out in greater detail here, we advise clients on legal matters and advocate for them at administrative tribunals, in arbitrations and civil proceedings, at professional discipline hearings and in inquiries and inquests.

French Language Services

We provide services in French to clients, including representation in court and at arbitration and advice in labour and employment matters.

Education and Training Services

We design and deliver educational and training seminars for clients and the public on substantive areas of law. We also provide hands-on skills training to stewards, grievance officers and others.

Our blog provides current information on legal and policy developments.

Consulting Services

We assist our clients in law reform initiatives and in shaping public policy in a range of areas, including equity and human rights law, pension and benefits law, airline industry restructuring, regulation of professionals, health law, education law, occupational health and safety, collective bargaining legislation, jurisdictional disputes, and issues in the construction industry. In addition to advising labour and professional organizations and administrative bodies, we provide consulting services to international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Strategic Advice

Our lawyers provide strategic advice to our institutional clients. We assist unions in positioning themselves for organizing drives, collective bargaining, changes resulting from re‑organization and privatization, worker ownership, internal organizational issues and other issues affecting a union’s long-term goals.

In-House Counsel Services

We act as a resource to in-house counsel by consulting on complex litigation and acting as co-counsel on request. We also provide research and educational services to in-house counsel to assist them in meeting their organization’s legal and policy objectives.

Interest Arbitration

We represent a wide range of clients, including lawyers, health care workers and others, in interest arbitrations. We also sit as nominees on interest arbitration boards and other tribunals established to resolve collective agreements, salary or other issues.

Legal and Public Policy Research and Writing

We have a group of lawyers with specialized expertise in research, analysis and written advocacy. Their work includes providing written representation and written materials to clients including factums, opinions, briefs on government policy issues, labour board briefs and written submissions.

Collective Bargaining

In addition to providing advice and assistance to our clients on collective bargaining, we negotiate collective agreements for unions and other organizations.

Recent News

In the News/23 June 2022

"Basic Income Class Action Lawsuit can Proceed: Ontario Court of Appeal"

Kaley Duff is quoted in today's edition of the Lindsay Advocate, commenting on the recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that the Basic Incom... Read More
News/22 June 2022

"Inappropriate Workplace Behaviour Dangerous to your Career’"

In today's Legal Matters, Jeff Andrew discusses the dangers of inappropriate workplace behaviour such as sexualized banter or any form of non-consensu... Read More
News/16 June 2022

Stephen Moreau Quoted in Law Times and The Lawyer's Daily

Moreau discusses his client's recent victory in Rahman v Cannon Design Architecture Inc

Stephen Moreau is quoted today in both The Law Times and The Lawyers Daily, commenting on the Ontario Court of Appeal's recent decision in Rahman v Ca... Read More
News/13 June 2022

Ontario Midwives Win at Ontario Court of Appeal in Fight to Address the Gender Pay Gap

The ONCA upholds the decision of the HRTO, finding that the Ontario government systemically discriminated against midwives on the basis of sex

The ONCA upholds the decision of the HRTO, finding that the Ontario government systemically discriminated against midwives on the basis of sex. Cavall... Read More
News/8 June 2022

ONCA Overturns Rahman v Cannon Design Architecture Inc

Employee's Level of Sophistication Has No Bearing on Enforceability of Termination Clause

ONCA Overturns Rahman v Cannon Design Architecture Inc, Proving that Employee's Level of Sophistication Has No Bearing on Enforceability of Terminatio... Read More
News/24 May 2022

How Uber Got Almost Everything It Wanted in Ontario's Working for Workers Act

Ryan White discusses how Bill 88 negatively impacts gig workers while helping employers

Cavalluzzo's Ryan White comments in today's Globe and Mail article, "How Uber Almost Got Everything it Wanted in Ontario's Working for Workers Act". R... Read More