Bio

Lauren practices in the areas of Pensions and Benefits, Education Law and Labour and Professional Regulation. 

In her Pensions practice, Lauren provides advice and representation to union, individual and Board of Trustees clients with respect to jointly sponsored, multi-employer and single-employer pension plans. She provides advice on matters such as plan amendments, governance and wind up, legislative compliance, trustee liability and individual benefit entitlements, and representation in related litigation. 

In her Benefits practice, Lauren effectively and efficiently acts for unions and individual clients in a range of matters, including providing advice concerning claims for disability benefits, representation in long-term disability insurance benefits litigation and appeals, and advice and representation in Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits appeals.  

Lauren represents unions and their members in a variety of other areas, including collective agreement, professional regulation and criminal matters. She represents unions and individual clients at the Ontario College of Teachers, the College of Early Childhood Educators, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and at grievance arbitrations, as well as before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal. 

Lauren joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2013 after summering and articling with the firm. Lauren received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa. 

Notable Cases:

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Certificate in Pension Law, 2015
  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2013
  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2012
  • Mount Allison University, B.A., 2007

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • The Advocates' Society
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Related Events

Event/May 5, 2019: 15:15 - 16:30

Lauren Sheffield Speaks at 2019 CAPSLE Conference

On May 5 2019, Lauren Sheffield spoke about accommodations in the workplace setting at the 2019 CAPSLE conference.  Drawing from arbitration...
Event/Mar 2, 2019: 13:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Osgoode Public Interest Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Osgoode's 18th Annual Public Interest Career Day.  The purpose of this day is to increase law students' awarenes...
Event/Mar 6, 2019: 14:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Windsor Law Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Windsor Law "Career Day".  She will be at a booth promoting the firm to Windsor law students.
Event/Apr 27, 2018

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield Speak at CAPSLE Conference 2018

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield speak at the 2018 CAPSLE Conference:  "Education Law:  A Bridge over Troubled Waters".  They will be p...

Related Blogs

/26 February 2021

Case Law Review: The Impact of COVID-19 on Employees' Reasonable Notice Period

According to four recent decisions, Courts are taking note of the pandemic's impact on employees' ability to

In Part II in our two-part series on COVID-19's impact on wrongful dismissal law, this blog post reviews four recent cases to discuss the Court's resp...
/10 February 2021

How the Global COVID-19 Pandemic May Impact Employees' Notice Periods

Are employees entitled to a longer notice period when their employment is terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are employees entitled to a longer notice period when their employment is terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic? This blog post explains that an emp...
/2 February 2021

Suspension of Limitation Periods in Ontario

How the Government of Ontario's temporary suspension impacts limitation periods

When the Government of Ontario temporarily shut down in March, there were some conflicting views as to when limitation periods expired. Individuals sh...
/2 February 2021

Notice in Ontario: How Is it Calculated?

The Employment Standards Act and the Common Law

When an employee is terminated in Ontario, they are generally entitled to advance notice. Under the law of Ontario, there are two types of notice: the...

Cases

Case/8 May 2018

Wayne (Steve) Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board

Paul Cavalluzzo and Adrienne Telford acted for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield acted for ...
Case/22 November 2017

E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Christian Legal Fellowship, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Attorney General of Ontario

Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield act  for the Intervenor the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District S...