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From Compliance to Termination: Navigating the Minefields of PRC Labour Laws (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Panel discussion jointly organised by Legal and HR & Training forums
Date Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Time 09:00-11:00
Open for All welcome
Cost Members FREE RMB Non-Members 200 RMB
Contacts sophie.xie@cbbc.org.cn; 010 8525 1111 ext. 368
Venue The British Business Centre, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Room 1001, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie
北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号中国人寿大厦1001室 英国商务中心
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HR and labour law issues have been a hot topic concerning multinationals in China in the past two years - and continue to be so.
The slowdown in growth and the economic transformation have raised challenges in managing layoffs during redundancies and restructuring exercises. The anti-corruption crackdown is driving multinationals to improve their policies and codes of conduct, and to undertake appropriate follow-up action including disciplinary action against, and dismissal of, employees.
At this joint HR & Training Forum and Legal Forum event, our panel of HR and labour law specialists will explain how to navigate these difficult situations based on their expertise and their own experience. There will also be a Q&A session so that you can discuss practical examples with the panel.
Points for discussion
  • Legal documents in the employment relationship. The necessary documents will be explained, and case studies used to illustrate their importance in employer/staff relations.
  • The employee termination process in a redundancy or restructuring exercise. The panel will clarify the relevant regulations, and discuss how you can effectively - and legally - deal with redundancies and lay-offs.
  • Issues that need to be taken into account in an internal investigation and imposing disciplinary action following an investigation.
Who should attend?
The forum is especially relevant to those with HR, compliance and legal responsibilities, but is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the subject or to meet practitioners in these fields.
09:00 Registration
09:15 Welcome speech by Susie Bates
09:20 Legal documents in the employment relationship
09:50 Employee termination in redundancy or restructuring
10:20 Internal investigations and disciplinary action
10:30 Q&A
11:00 Close
Note that places are limited and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact:
Sophie Xie
+86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 368
Peter Williams
Director, The British Centre Beijing
Peter Williams grew up in London and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford. He made his first visits to China while still a student, leading groups of Oxbridge students who organised summer camps in Guangdong province in 2001 & 2002. He qualified as a teacher at the University of London and taught History in comprehensive schools in Oxford and London before working in the Student Recruitment and International Offices of the University of Oxford and London School of Economics where he was responsible for markets including China, South-East Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Peter moved to China in 2010 to study at Beijing Language and Culture University on a Chinese Government Scholarship, and from 2011-2014 was senior sales manager for a large education group, representing more than 20 UK & EU universities in China. He joined the China-Britain Business Council and British Chamber of Commerce in 2014.
About the panellists
Susie Bates
Co-Chair of HR & Training Forum; Director, Human Resources & Talent, Constituency Management Group, The Interpublic Group of Companies
Susie has been living and working in senior organizational development and HR roles in Beijing, China since the Spring of 1981, and was instrumental in the start-up of the UK firm Rolls-Royce International's operations in China in the 1980s. Susie has held senior HR roles within Xin De Telecom, a Siemens/CITIC finance leasing joint venture, and, up until summer 2011, was the Vice-President for Human Resources & Recruitment for the United Family Healthcare Group, with overall responsibility for the recruitment of healthcare providers, nursing staff and healthcare professionals for the group’s China-wide operations. 
Johnny Choi
Of Counsel, PRC Employment, Pensions & Benefits Group, DLA Piper
Johnny Choi is Of Counsel in DLA Piper's PRC Employment, Pensions & Benefits group. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Johnny worked as Managing Associate at another international law firm in Beijing. He advises multinational clients on employment, remuneration and anti-bribery compliance matters in China, and has been based in China for almost 10 years. He was recognised by Chambers Asia in the area of PRC employment in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Jason Kang (Kang Kai)
Senior HR Manager, Head of Talent Community, Asia/Pac, Irdeto Technology Co. Ltd
Jason has an HR leadership role in the APAC region and manages the execution and control of HR strategy in China, Singapore, Australia, India, Korea, Japan and Thailand. He also leads the regional HR team to ensure the implementation of the Business Plan in all relevant operations, including recruitment, C&B, ER, training and development, performance management and operations.  

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