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ECCT Luxury Goods Committee Lunch: New court procedures for labour disputes - Advice for employers on how to deal with the challenges

2019/07/11       12:00 - 14:00      Committee Lunch / 委員會午餐會      Speaker:Lawrence Yu, Partner, Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law / 理律法律事務所合夥律師余天琦

ECCT Luxury Goods Committee Lunch

New court procedures for labour disputes

Advice for employers on how to deal with the challenges

Guest speaker

Lawrence Yu, Partner, Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law / 理律法律事務所合夥律師余天琦

Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019

Address: 10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Taipei / 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段10號

Venue: 11F Strategy 1, W Taipei

The Labour Dispute Act was passed into law on 9 November 2018. The implementation date of the act is subject to the Judicial Yuan's decision but it is expected to take effect in January 2020. The purpose of the act is to facilitate effective resolutions of labour disputes, protect labourers’ rights in all dispute resolution proceedings, and ensure symmetry of information and equal footing for both the labourer and the management so that the parties have a chance to resolve disputes by mutual agreement.

The act aims to resolve labour disputes more effectively through court-appointed mediation. Under the terms of the act, if a dispute is not resolved through mediation, the employer will bear the burden of proof with respect to salary and overtime pay calculations. In addition, employers are required to review their HR policies in response to the enactment of the act. They should also note what responses should be made at different stages of labour disputes.

This event, hosted by the ECCT’s Luxury Goods committee, is being held to raise awareness of employers’ challenges when a labour dispute is brought to court as well as to outline the appropriate response before a labour dispute lawsuit becomes imminent.  At the event, our guests will engage in a panel discussion on the following topics, among others:

  • A general introduction of the Labour Dispute Act
  • Appropriate responses of employers to labour disputes.      

About the speaker

Lawrence Yu is a partner in the Corporate Department of Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law and a member of the firm’s Labour and Employment Practice Group. He specializes in employment issues (including wrongful termination, discrimination claims, claims for severance pays and retirement benefits, and claims for occupational accidents) as well as mediation, arbitration, administrative proceeding and collective bargaining. He has represented clients in various commercial disputes over insurance, copyright, consumer protection, product and professional liability, unfair competition and trade secrets. Recently, he has successfully defended an international insurance company against a copyright infringement claim. He has been named by Asia Law & Practice as one of the most recommended Asian lawyers in the practice area of Labour and Employment since 2007. He was also recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia in 2009. He holds a law degree from National Chengchi University and an LLM from the University of London.

*This event will be conducted in Chinese

NT$1,400 for members and NT$2,000 for members' guest(s)

*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.

Contact: Emily Kuo / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / emily.kuo@ecct.com.tw  / www.ecct.com.tw

Event Details

Date: 2019/07/11
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Registration Deadline: 2019/07/10
Cancellation Deadline: 2019/07/10
Venue: 11F Strategy 1, W Taipei
Address: 10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Taipei / 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段10號
Cost: NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members guest(s);
Contact: Emily Kuo
Phone: 02-2740-0236 ext.219