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AMCHAM Joint Human Resources and Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

Friday, June 21, 2019

7:30am - 9:30am

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration / Networking
8:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast / Speech / Q&A


Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Ara 1 & 2 (6Fl.)


TOPIC New Workplace Harassment Law: What You Need to Know and Do Before July 16th
COST KRW 53,000 for members
KRW 53,000 for non-members (My company is an AMCHAM member)
KRW 73,000 for non-members
Noon, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

*No refunds for cancellations made after this date and time.
*Additional KRW10,000 will be charged for "walk-ins," please register in advance!
*2 complimentary admission for Founding Partners

About the Speaker

Jae Hoon Choi, Partner, Lee & Ko

Jae Hoon Choi is a partner at Lee & Ko primarily practicing in the area of labor law and Japanese corporate practice. Mr. Choi is one of the most active lawyers in the Korean labor law field. He has been participating in numerous legal due diligences and counseling on many labor issues arising from establishment of corporate or corporate restructuring (merger and acquisitions, split-offs, business transfers etc.).

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Soojung Lee, Senior Foreign Counsel, Yulchon LLC

Soojung Lee is a senior foreign counsel in Yulchon’s Labor and Employment Practice. Soojung advises both domestic and foreign multinational companies in relation to all manner of labor and employment matters in Korea, including workforce reduction, employee and executive termination, collective labor relations, discrimination, use of non-regular workers, and general employment-law compliance. She also has significant experience advising companies with general corporate and compliance matters. A native Korean speaker, she has extensive legal and business experience in both Korea and the U.S. Soojung has been recognized as a legal expert in the labor-and-employment field in Korea by prestigious international and domestic publications and directories, such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and Who’s Who Legal.

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William Kim, Foreign Attorney, Lee & Ko

William Kim is a foreign attorney and member of the Labor & Employment Group. Mr. Kim is experienced in advising foreign clients in all matters related to employment and labor, including but not limited to, employment contracts and other documents, changes to work rules, sexual harassment investigations, employment discrimination, general compliance matters, employee discipline and terminations, layoffs, wage and hours, leaves, severance pay, pension and benefit, non-competition, employee privacy, temporary or dispatched worker, unjust labor practice, labor unions relations, employee transfers, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. Mr. Kim advised foreign clients to also navigate the complex employment/labor-related litigations in Korea.

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(email) comms@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2221

Message from co-chairs

Dear AMCHAM Members,

As you may know, a new workplace harassment law will take effect on July 16, 2019. Prior to that time, companies are required to update their Rules of Employment as well as be prepared for investigating and taking appropriate action when any harassment claims are made by employees. Violations can result in civil, criminal and administrative penalties and, also, reputation harm.

In this presentation, our presenters will review in detail compliance requirements in the new law and the wording that should be included as well as the process to update your company’s Rules of Employment. Sample wording in English and Korean will be provided to all participants. Also, our presenters will provide important “Do’s & Don’ts” when companies investigate and take measures regarding workplace harassment.

Make sure that your company is prepared for this new law before July 16th!

We look forward to seeing you there.