Focus Group 4 Performance management and termination
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 employee performance, 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?
Moderators Juan Bonilla Cuatracasas Gonçalves Pereira SL , Barcelona; Assistant Newsletter Edito , IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee Oscar de la Vega Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City; Secretary and Website Office , IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
Speakers Selvamalar Alagaratnam Skrine, Kuala Lumpur Puneet Arora Kochhar & Co, New Delhi Erika Collins Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LL , New York Mary-Daphné Fishelson Lefévre Pelletier & Associés, Paris Jonathan Charles Maude Hogan & Hartson, London Juan Carlos Pró-Risquez Macleod Dixon SC, Caracas Vikram Shroff Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai
1100 – 1130 Coffee/tea break
1245 – 1415 Lunch
1415 – 1530 Session two Employment discrimination and human rights 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?
Moderators Anders Etgen Reitz Magnusson, Copenhagen Dirk Jan Rutgers
Speakers Lesli Ligorner Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LL , Shanghai Sajai Singh J Sagar Associates, New Delhi Peter Talibart Norton Rose LL , London Shailesh Tewary Senior Vice-President, HR & IR, G4S, New Delhi Hideki Thurgood Kano Anderson Mori & omotsune, okyo
1530 – 1600 Coffee/tea break
1600 – 1715 Session three Outsourcing What are the advantages, legal risks and obstacles to outsourcing, contracting out and use of alternative workforces, including use of temporary employment services and agencies or third-party independent contractors in India, China or other Asian countries? Do international businesses need to form their own company or do they retain the services of a third party? Who is responsible for hiring and/ or managing employees? Who sets the pay and benefits? What are the risks and the rewards to the company? Are there joint employer issues?
Moderators Philip M Berkowitz Nixon Peabody LL , New York Stuart Harrison Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Cape own
Speakers Amit Bhasin Lucy Lu King & Wood, Shanghai Ranjit Malhotra Malhotra & Malhotra Associates, Chandigarh John McMullen Short Richardson & Forth LL , Newcastle upon yne
1715 – 1730 Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs, summary of sessions and announcements
1900 Cocktail reception and buffet dinner Lodi Garden Restaurant Lodhi Road, Opposite Mausam Bhavan New Delhi 110003
The garden restaurant has beautiful lush botanical surroundings with pebbled walkways, cane and wooden furniture and bamboo railings throughout. There are numerous exotic plants, some more than a hundred years old.
The evening will include traditional folk dances and live music performed by local dancers and musicians.
With such a beautiful outdoor setting and exciting entertainment planned during the course of the evening, it makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
Return transport will be provided. Entry is included for registered delegates and guests.