Redundancies in Asia and the Pacific: What Employers Need to Know - South Asia and the Pacific Session

Date(s) of Presentation
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Program Description:

One of the major issues that employers continue to face globally is how to effectively restructure their workforces. This can be particularly challenging for global businesses where employees are in multiple jurisdictions, with differing redundancy (or lay-off) requirements. This webinar will discuss the legal obligations that apply to redundancies in the Asia-Pacific region. Our speakers, who hail from nearly every Asia/Pacific country, will offer practical advice and guidance on:

  • The circumstances under which employers can make redundancies
  • Whether employers are obligated to consider redeploying employees to other/lesser roles, adjust shifts, etc. before making them redundant
  • The process employers need to follow before making redundancies, including notice, compensation, and mediation
  • Remedies that are available to employees if the employer breaches its obligations

Speakers for South Asia/Pacific Session:

  • Matthew Jones, Moderator, Kim and Chang, Seoul, South Korea
  • Leslie Dy, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Manila, The Philippines
  • Richard Emmerson, Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono , Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Phillipa Muir, Simpson Grierson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ajay Raghavan, Trilegal, Bangalore, India
  • John Tuck, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne, Australia
  • Vijayan Venugopal, Shearn Delamore & Co., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Khelvin Xu, Rajah & Tann, Singapore