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/6 June 2024

Grassy Narrows First Nation files lawsuit provincial and federal government for mercury contamination

Lawsuit argues Crown violated Grassy Narrows’ Treaty rights by failing to protect against and remedy the effects of mercury and other industrial contamination

Grassy Narrows First Nation files lawsuit against provincial and federal government for mercury contamination. Lawsuit argues Crown violated Grassy Na... Read More
News/19 April 2024

Cavalluzzo Lawyers Contribute and Acknowledged in new Employment and Labour Law Text

New Book Written by Timothy Hadwen & David Strang

Cynthia Crysler was acknowledged as providing written contributions, Paul Cavalluzzo and Amanda Pask were acknowledged for their comments on the secon... Read More
News/27 February 2024

Government Officially Repeals Unconstitutional Wage Restraint Legislation

ONCA confirms Bill 124 is unconstitutional for unionized workers

Ontario's highest Court confirms that Bill 124 violates unionized workers' Charter rights. Cavalluzzo LLP is proud to have represented the Ontario Eng... Read More
News/7 February 2024

Cavalluzzo Honoured to be Named Top Labour & Employment Boutique Firm

Recognized by Canadian Lawyer for 2024-25

Cavalluzzo LLP is honoured to be named a Top Labour & Employment Boutique Firm for 2024-25. Read More
News/6 February 2024

New Partner Announcement

Cavalluzzo LLP is very pleased to announce that Jackie Esmonde and Balraj Dosanjh have joined our partnership.

Cavalluzzo LLP is pleased to announce that Jackie Esmonde and Balraj Dosanjh have joined our partnership. Read More
News/1 February 2024

Ryan White Comments on Gig Workers Amidst Employment Rate Drop in Toronto Star

"Gig work model gives the illusion of flexibility"

Cavalluzzo LLP Partner Ryan White was interviewed by the Toronto Star to discuss the surge in gig workers during a declining employment rate in Canada... Read More