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The International Bar Association (IBA) presents a "New World Economy" Conference

Friday, February 19, 2010 - Saturday, February 20, 2010

06:00 AM BST - 06:00 AM BST

The New World Economy: Key Labour, Employment and HR Challenges Faced by Businesses with a Global Workforce

A conference presented to you by the IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee and the IBA Discrimination Law Committee and supported by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum.

Paul Hastings partners Erika Collins and Lesli Ligorner are featured speakers on Thursday, February 18.

9:45 am - 12:45 pm    Performance Management and TerminationErika Collins - What are the laws, standards and/or customs which must be followed when managing employee performance?- What are the laws, standards and/or customs which must be followed when terminating employment because of poor employeeperformance, misconduct or economic reasons?- What if the company wants to shut down, transfer or sell operations? What are the roles of unions, lawyers and the government?   

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm    Employment Discrimination and Human RightsLesli Ligorner- What are the rules and regulations a company must follow to avoid claims of discrimination in India, China or other Asian countries?- How does the country respect human rights compared to employment rights?- What is the role of religion, culture, race, sex, age and sexual preference in the workplace?- Can any of these factors be taken into account as a matter of law, practice, custom or tradition, in the hiring, promoting or employment process?

For more information and to register, please visit the IBA website.

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