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gManaging the American Workforceh
Atlanta, GA
October 11&12, 1999

Sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Institute, Philadelphia, in cooperation with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Atlanta, and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia


Program

Day 1, October 11, 1999 (Monday)

8:30-9:00  Registration

9:00-9:15  Welcome

Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

Shigefumi Iino, JETRO Atlanta

9:15-10:15  Employment Laws of the United States-- an Overview

Russell H. Gardner, Senior Partner, Piper & Marbury (New York & Baltimore)

10:15-10:30  Question & Answer

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-11:45  Employment Discrimination Suits

Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

  • Process of Resolution

  • Role of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

11:45-12:00  Question & Answer

12:00-13:00  Lunch

13:00-14:00  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Paul Igasaki, Vice Chair. EEOC

  • Role and Functions

  • Advice to Japanese Firms (EEOC Staff Lawyer)

  • Discrimination Charges and Investigations by the EEOC

14:00-14:15  Question & Answer

14:15-14:30  Break

14:30-15:30  Case Studies-- Japanese Firms as Defendant

Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

Russell H. Gardner, Piper & Marbury

  • Mitsubishi Motor Co. (America)

  • Sanyo Electric

  • Matsushita, Itochu, Sumitomo Shoji, Uniden

  • Mitsubishi Bank- Bank of Toyko

  • Recruit, U.S.A.

  • Nissho Iwai

15:30-15:45  Break

15:45-16:45  Workshop I: Prevention of and Dealing with Discrimination Suits

Moderator:
Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

Panel:
Paul Igasaki, EEOC
Russel H. Gardner, Piper & Marbury

16:45-17:00  Question & Answer

Day 2, October 12, 1999 (Tuesday)

9:00-12:00  Workshop II: How to Treat your American Employees

Moderator: 
Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

9:00-9:30  1. Determining Employee Preferences

Michael McKenna, Towers Perrin (New York)

9:30-10:15  2. How Should Employees be Evaluated?

Towers Perrin (Atlanta) Consultant

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30  3. How Should Employees be Compensated?

  1. U.S. Industry Practices

Towers Perrin (Atlanta) Consultant

  • Compensations Packages

  • Benefits

  1. Japanese Company Practices

  2. Synthesis, or a Third Culture

11:30-12:00 Question & Answer (and Cultural Discussions)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Workshop III: Dealing with Unproductive Employees

13:00-13:30 Preparing Severance Packages

Towers Perrin (Atlanta) Consultant

13:30-15:00 Case Discussion: Mr. DucWood-- a Problem Manager

Moderator: 
Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

Panel: 
Paul Igasaki, EEOC
Russell H. Gardner, Piper & Marbury
Towers Perrin Consultant

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-15:45 Dealing with Unionizing Activities

Russell H. Gardner, Piper & Marbury

15:45-16:15 Round Table Discussions of Company-wide Issues

Toshiaki Taga, U.S.-Japan Institute

Russell H. Gardner, Piper & Marbury

Michael McKenna, Towers Perrin (New York)

16:15-16:45 Information Services from the U.S.-Japan Institute

Toshiaki Taga

16:45-17:00 Question & Answer

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U.S.-Japan Institute

The U.S.-Japan Institute is the outgrowth of the U.S. Japan Management Studies Center, which was founded in 1982 as part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Institute became an independent organization in January 1990. The U.S.-Japan Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to the promotion of positive U.S. Japan relations by furthering mutual understanding.


Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

JETRO is a non-profit, government-supported organization dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relationships between Japan and other nations. Headquartered in Tokyo, it has a network of 31 offices in Japan as well as 77 overseas offices located in 57 countries.


Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia

Located in Atlanta, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia is a non-profit organization made up of corporate and individual members interested in Japanese affairs, particularly economic relations. To help Japanese firms operate effectively in the U.S., the Chamber is actively engaged in activities designed to promote and further mutual understanding and cooperation between both societies.


Atlanta 99 Seminar Registration

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