Nov 3 - 2022 OAO Fall Business Meeting, Award and Special Presentations

OAO Members, join us for the OAO Fall Business Meeting on November 3rd, 2022, in person in Toronto. This evening event includes dinner, OAO AGM, followed by updates by AAO Trustee, Dr. Michael Shermanand a presentation by Rishi Bandhu on HR Law Nuts and Bolts: Terminating the Employment Relationship.

For the convenience of our members, the OAO Fall Business Meeting is being held in advance of the TOC Fall Session (Nov 4th) at the same location (see below for details on the Fall TOC Meeting)

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OAO is making this meeting available at no charge to members to join in via Zoom live webstream. Select webstream during the registration process.


Agenda* (subject to change)

5:30 pm           Registration and Cocktails
6:15 pm           Award Presentation 
6:45 pm           Dinner begins
7:00 pm           Sponsors presentation
7:15 pm           Live Stream begins for our members attending remotely
                         Fall General Meeting (AGM)
7:45 pm           AAO Update - Dr. Michael Sherman
8:00 pm           Presentation begins
                        *HR Law Nuts and Bolts: Terminating the Employment Relationship - Rishi Bandhu
9:00 pm           Thank you for attending!

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 (Regatta Room)

*Presentation Overview:
HR Law Nuts and Bolts: Terminating the Employment Relationship

In this presentation, Rishi will talk about the construction of an Employment Offer/Agreement and What to include in a Termination Letter. Topics include:

- What are an employer’s obligations for compensation?
- What is a “just cause” termination?
- What is a constructive termination?
- Can employers temporarily lay off?
- How should terminations be communicated?
- What’s the best way to avoid liability for severance costs?

About Rishi Bandhu
Rishi Bandhu practices labour and employment law out of Oakville, Ontario. Rishi is a 1998 graduate of high distinction from the University of Toronto, Trinity College; he received his LLB from Osgoode Hall in 2003. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. His practice since that time has been focused on labour and employment matters, exclusively. His experience and expertise range from labour relations, including labour arbitration proceedings and collective bargaining, to civil litigation of employment law disputes and workplace investigations. He advises and represents employers in Human Rights proceedings and matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. 

Rishi is frequently asked to speak at conferences and seminars and lead training seminars for lawyers and human resource professionals.  

Since 2018, Rishi has served as an instructor for the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education’s Industrial Relations course, which caters to candidates for the Canadian Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.  


Attending orthodontists are eligible to receive Category 2 - 1.0 CE point for the special presentation and Category 3 - 1.0 CE point for the Business Meeting.


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TOC Fall Session:
The OAO Fall Business Meeting is held in advance of the TOC Fall Session (Nov 4th) at the same location. Click the link to view the TOC Fall Session program