HR Domains (Career GPS): Employee Relations; Occupational Health and Safety; Performance and Rewards
In this hour long session, Tom Gorsky and Sundeep Gokhale of Sherrard Kuzz LLP will focus on how to best structure termination and severance packages to minimize liability.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Statutory and common law severance requirements
- Strategic notice and severance options available to employers
- Using mitigation to minimize liability
- CRA and HRSDC withholding obligations
- Tax effective structuring of severance payments
Thomas J. Gorsky is a highly experienced and accomplished practitioner of employment law. LawDay has named Tom as one of the top 100 leading practitioners of employment law in Canada. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared many times in the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.
Tom writes regularly on various topics related to employment law and is a former editor of the Dismissal and Employment Law Digest. He is often invited to speak at employment law conferences, including the Employment Law Summit and repeat invitations to address the Six Minute Employment Law Lawyer — two of the pre-eminent annual conferences on employment law, sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Tom has also appeared as guest on various media outlets including CFRB 1010 and AM640.
Tom is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits,Workers’ Compensation), Advocate’s Society and Toronto Lawyers’ Association.
Sundeep Gokhale’s practice is focused on the representation of management in many areas of employment and labour law, with particular focus on: Multinational and Multi-Jurisdictional Employers, Attendance Management, Collective Agreement Administration, Collective Bargaining, Compensation and Benefit Plans, Employee Relations, Employment Contracts, Employee Screening and Hiring, Employment Standards, Grievance Arbitration and Mediation.
Sundeep is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Young Lawyers), South Asian Bar Association (Toronto Chapter) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He volunteers his time to Ovarian Cancer Canada and teaches employment and labour law at Conestoga College.