Myan­mar Chap­ter Events La­bor and Em­ploy­ment Law Up­date Third Thurs­day So­cial Net­work­ing

AMCHAM Myan­mar Wel­comes New U. S. Am­bas­sador AMCHAM Myan­mar held its Third Thurs­day So­cial Net­work­ing at Sule Shangri- La Ho­tel on March 17. Over sixty five mem­bers of the Yan­gon busi­ness com­mu­nity at­tended the event. Thank you Sule Shangri- La for hostin

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On March 4, AMCHAM Myan­mar’s HR Com­mit­tee hosted a 2016 La­bor and Em­ploy­ment Law Up­date at Sule Shangri- La Yan­gon Ho­tel. The in­ten­sive train­ing sem­i­nar had two parts: the “2016 La­bor and Em­ploy­ment Law Up­date,” pre­sented by Eric Rose of the HRMR law firm, and the Myan­mar Com­pen­sa­tion and Wel­fare and Ben­e­fits Re­port, pre­sented by David Bin­nion of West In­dochina.

Eric Rose de­liv­ered an in- depth anal­y­sis of the cur­rent state of HR law and prac­tice in Myan­mar, and iden­ti­fied fu­ture trends, from is­sues of em­ployee ver­sus con­trac­tor sta­tus, for­eigner ver­sus cit­i­zen em­ploy­ment and reg­is­tra­tion re­quire­ments, term con­tracts ver­sus un­lim­ited con­tracts, min­i­mum com­pen­sa­tion ver­sus con­tract com­pen­sa­tion, taxes and fees, pro­ba­tion pe­ri­ods, work­ing hours and over­time pay, hol­i­days and va­ca­tion, and dis­missal and sev­er­ance. More­over, this seg­ment also ad­dressed some of the other con­cerns which are af­fect­ing la­bor and em­ploy­ment in Myan­mar, such as com­pli­ance mat­ters, For­eign Cor­rupt Prac­tices Act ( FCPA) and cor­rup­tion, per­mits and reg­is­tra­tion, etc. Dur­ing the sec­ond part of the sem­i­nar, David Bin­nion shared the re­cently re­leased West In­dochina’s Myan­mar Com­pen­sa­tion Re­port and Myan­mar Wel­fare and Ben­e­fits Re­port. His pre­sen­ta­tion’s key points in­cluded best prac­tices of em­ployee re­ten­tion, how to be an ef­fec­tive HR per­son, ways to in­cen­tives em­ploy­ees, and more. The event was at­tended by more than forty HR spe­cial­ists.

David Bin­nion Eric Rose

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