Foreign investors entering the growing economies of Vietnam and Thailand are often taken aback by the restrictive labor and employment laws in these jurisdictions. To offer employers insights into how best to overcome these difficulties, Tilleke & Gibbins will present a workshop on “Labor and Employment Law: Best Practices for Employers in Vietnam and Thailand” at this year’s Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia In-House Legal Summit in Singapore.
Beginning in Vietnam, Michael K. Lee, partner and head of corporate and commercial in Tilleke & Gibbins’s Vietnam offices, will review best practices for hiring and firing employees, including such key issues as restrictive covenants in employment contracts, termination procedures, and more. The entire discussion will be set within the framework of Vietnam’s new Labor Code, which is set to come into effect on May 1, 2013.
Moving to Thailand, Michal Ramirez, consultant, will examine success strategies for employers when pursuing litigation through the specialized Labor Courts. Taking a practical approach, the discussion will provide an overview of the litigation process and the specific statutory rights and liabilities of employers, such as those related to conditions of employment and severance.
The Southeast Asia In-House Legal Summit 2013 is intended to provide in-house counsel with in-depth workshops on the latest legal issues and high-level networking opportunities. The event will be held at the Marina Mandarin Singapore at 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, on March 12, 2013. For more information or to register, please visit the event website.