Regular monthly meeting of the Manufacturing Committee for networking, information-sharing, and planning advocacy efforts to improve the business environment and promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the U.S.


8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and introduction
8:15 – 8:30 Update on Supplier Day 2019 by Milton Hagler, Chair of Manufacturing Committee
8:30 – 9:00 Presentation on Employee severance issues in Vietnam by Sarah Galeski from KPMG
9:00 – 9:15 Q&A
9:15 – 9:30 Other discussion
9:30 Adjourn

Sarah Galeski, a lawyer at KPMG Legal specialized in labour and employment law will present legal considerations for business leaders related to severance allowance for foreign and local employees working in Vietnam.

Key topics include:

  • Common issues in Vietnam regarding terminations, resignations, restructuring and severance
  • Overview of circumstances when severance allowance is payable, including working time subject to severance
  • Calculation of severance allowance
  • Practical business considerations to deal with severance allowance
  • Case studies: Severance packages for expat and local employees


Ms. Sarah Galeski – Attorney, KPMG Legal

Sarah is an Attorney-at-Law specializing in labour and employment law with over 10 years of professional experience. She has worked in Vietnam for the last six years. Before working at KPMG Legal, Sarah worked for another large international firm as a member of the employment and labour group. Recently, as Co-Chair of the Human Resources & Training Committee of EuroCham in Vietnam, she consulted on labour issues for the International Labour Organization and the European Parliament. Prior to coming to Vietnam, Sarah acted as a litigator in Canada on cases ranging from corporate fraud to contractual disputes and employment matters.


Coffee and Meeting (no breakfast) – VND150,000
Coffee and Meeting and Breakfast  – VND250,000

Note: Cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to the event, otherwise you will be charged.


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