Michael is the founding member of Sherrard Kuzz LLP and an established leader in his field. He is recognized as Repeatedly Recommended and a Leading Practitioner by Lexpert® and a Top Lawyer by Chambers Global® which states: “ focusing on labour matters for employers Michael Sherrard is great at satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients”.
Michael is Past Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Labour Relations Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is the recipient of the 2010 Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, and the University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction. He is widely published and frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics for the employment and labour bar, employer associations and clients.
Michael acts for public and private sector employers operating in a wide range of industries. His expertise includes:
Advising the Multinational and Multi-Jurisdictional Employer
Canada Industrial Relations Board Proceedings
Collective Agreement Administration
Compensation and Benefits Plans
Construction Labour Relations
Employment Issues in Corporate Restructuring
Employee Screening and Hiring
Human Rights and Accommodation
Injunctive Court Proceedings and Judicial Review
Occupational Health and Safety
Ontario Labour Relations Board Proceedings
Policy Development and Implementation
Responding to Union Organizing and Applications for Certification
Sale or Closure
Strike or Lock-Out Preparation and Business Continuity Planning
Workplace Safety and Insurance
Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal Litigation
Michael holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of New Brunswick.