Workplace Safety and Health: What Companies Doing Business in Bangladesh, China, and India Need to Know

Date(s) of Presentation
Tuesday, July 22, 2014: 9:00-10:30 a.m. GMT (Session 1) and 12:00-1:30 p.m. U.S. EDT (Session 2)
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Program Description:

Companies regularly look for different ways to expand their manufacturing and supply networks to more efficiently and effectively serve global markets. But how much do they actually know about and adhere to the labor and employment laws of the countries in which they and their supply chains operate? When tragedy strikes, and the health, safety, and well-being of workers make headlines around the world, the news is often accompanied by a public outcry about the company’s failure to understand the local markets in which it operates or from which it sources products and services.

This webinar will feature experienced lawyers from Bangladesh, China, and India, all of which are at the heart of many organizations’ supply chains. They will provide practical insight and guidance on the following worker safety-related issues.

Bangladesh:

  • The definition of a ‘worker’
  • The role of trade unions
  • Worker safety laws and minimum wage
  • Workers’ Participation Fund

India:

  • India’s new Sexual Harassment Act and its impact on companies doing business in India
  • Legal issues related to women working at night
  • Contract labour safety issues

China:

  • China’s Workplace Safety laws and the draft amendments, including: employer obligations and liabilities, and pollution and high temperature issues
  • Employer Code of Conduct and supplier issues

Speakers:

  • Erin Kuzz, Moderator, Sherrard Kuzz, Toronto, Ontario
  • Ajay Raghavan, Trilegal, Bangalore, India
  • Sameer Sattar, Sattar&Co., Dhakar, Bangladesh
  • Jeffrey Wilson, Jun He, Shanghai, China