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

News/13 October 2021

"Don't Make Assumptions when Claiming Constructive Dismissal"

In today's Legal Matters, Jeff Andrew discusses essential issues to consider when making a constructive dismissal claim. A full copy of the commentary... Read More
News/5 October 2021

Proposed Settlement Agreement Reached on the Cineflix Class Action

Proposed Agreement Could Be the First of Its Kind in this Industry

Lawyers Stephen Moreau and Sean Fitzpatrick reach a proposed settlement agreement with Cineflix on the Cineflix class action. This Agreement will see ... Read More
News/14 September 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP Recognized in 2022 Chambers Canada Guide

Leading Union-Side Labour and Employment Firm

Cavalluzzo LLP is proud to have been recognized once again as a leading union-side labour and employment law firm in the 2022 Chambers Canada Guide Read More
News/26 August 2021

Eleven Cavalluzzo Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers 2022 Edition

Cavalluzzo LLP also been named “Law Firm of the Year”

Eleven Cavalluzzo Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers 2022 Edition, and Cavalluzzo LLP also been named “Law Firm of the Year” expertise in Labour and E... Read More
News/23 August 2021

"Do Employees Have Upper Hand in Post Pandemic World?"

In today's Legal Matters, Jeff Andrew discusses how the economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic caused many people to re-evaluate thei... Read More
News/9 August 2021

"Sunday Work, Employees’ Right to Refuse, and Employers’ Obligations"

Jeffrey Andrews comments on employers' duty to accommodate

Jeffrey Andrews comments on employers' duty to accommodate in Legal Matters Canada article Read More