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Principles of employment law in Asia

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors with responsibility for employees in Asia. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


Drawing on 20 years of experience advising international employers in Asia, this course is aimed at employers who need a broad overview of the employment landscape in Asia. Unlike the EU, where directives are implemented in each country but follow common principles, Asian jurisdictions take very different approaches to HR legal issues. Even Hong Kong and China, which are technically one country, operate HR legal regimes which are polar opposites.


Jurisdictions covered:

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Topics covered:

  • hiring, including flexibility in contracts of employment, definite or indefinite term and on call contracts
  • ways of lawfully terminating employment
  • discrimination
  • unions
  • immigration
  • what to expect as a foreign employer
  • cultural issues
  • dealing with the coronavirus: steps being taken

Break time Q&A including: issues in other Asia-Pacific countries

Download the full Principles of employment law in Asia training course programme.


Details of the speakers can be found in the PDF.

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 10%

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