Webinar - Managing the Workplace Environment in the U.S. and China

Published 31 October 2018 by Conn Maciel Carey

A webinar on Wednesday, November 14th at 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern Presented by: Kara M. Maciel and Micah Smith of Conn Maciel Carey and Vivian Mao of Dezan Shira & Associates

Dezan Shira & Associates, in collaboration with Conn Maciel Carey LLP, will co-host a webinar 'Managing the Workplace Environment in the U.S. and China' on November 14, providing an engaging overview on the best practices in relation to workplace regulatory environment in the U.S. and China, with a particular focus on manufacturing sector issues.

The webinar will cover how to effectively manage your workforce and reduce the risk when opening new businesses in China or the U.S., as well as an overview of the relevant laws in both countries, introducing regulations on wages/hours, discrimination, and work safety requirements with practical advice and real case studies to be shared throughout. We will also compare workplace regulations in the two countries, explaining differences from regulatory, regional and cultural aspects, and potential pitfalls, opportunities and best practices.

The webinar will cover the below key topics:

Conn Maciel Carey LLP:

·                  Top workplace challenges to consider when opening a business;

·                  Overview of the wage/hour laws and best practices for the implementation;

·                  Discrimination laws in the U.S. and how they may affect your business;

·                  Introduction to the workplace safety requirements in the U.S.

Dezan Shira & Associates :

·                  Utilizing the different methods of hiring methods for the manufacturing industry in China; A comparison between Direct Hire, Dispatch, Outsourcing and utilizing Independent Contractors in China. Practical advice on the best practices;

·                  Introduction to the standard working hour/wage system as well as special piecework system applicable in manufacturing sector in China;

·                  An overview of China laws against hiring method, sexual, disabled, epidemical, religious and racial discrimination;

What are work safety liabilities in China and what it means for US businesses managing operations in China.


Presented by

Kara M. Maciel, Chair L&E Practice 
Conn Maciel Carey LLP
(202) 909-2730


Micah R. Smith, Partner
Conn Maciel Carey LLP
(202) 895-2796