Hiring and Firing Workers in Asia and the Pacific

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Program Description:

As multi-national companies open new offices and close others around the world, they need to comply with local labour and employment laws when hiring, managing, and terminating workers.  While some hiring practices may be comparable across neighboring jurisdictions, others may include complex legal requirements that are not difficult to meet as long as the employer understands upfront what is required.  This webinar will provide practical insight into the most important legal requirements when doing business in Asia and the Pacific.  Some of the key topics on which the speakers will focus include:

  • Key hiring documents including the most important provisions in the employment contact
  • Minimum working requirements, including compensation and benefits
  • Non-compete clauses
  • How termination, reorganization, and redundancy decisions are made in each jurisdiction


  • Val Gostencnik, Moderator; Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne, Australia
  • Paul H. Cho, Partner, Kim and Chang, Seoul, South Korea
  • Cynthia Chung, Partner, Deacons, Hong Kong
  • Richard Emmerson, Advisor, Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono , Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Phillipa Muir, Partner, Simpson Grierson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sivabalah Nadarajah, Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Ajay Raghavan, Partner, Trilegal, Bangalore, India
  • Jeffrey Wilson, Counsel, Jun He Law Offices, Shanghai, China