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The Long Institute Lecture Series

Protecting the Rights

of Chinese Workers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
3:00–4:30 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law, LAW 3750 (Directions)

Presented by Aaron Halegua
Lawyer, consultant, and
Research Fellow at Law Center for Labor and Employment Law and
the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU

China’s rapid economic and social changes over the last few decades have fundamentally changed labor relations, including the legal problems faced by workers. Overdue wages, discrimination, industrial injuries, and unpaid social insurance premiums are all too common. This talk will discuss these problems and then evaluate the evolving landscape of legal and other services available for addressing them—such as private lawyers, legal aid, barefoot lawyers, pro bono lawyers, and NGOs—in Beijing, Shenzhen, and the Yangtze River Delta. The presentation will conclude by examining some new proposed strategies for combatting these legal issues. Read more »

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Questions? Contact Jack Hsu by email or phone: (949) 824-8851

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact
Amanda Hudson at or (949) 824-5601

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The Long Institute Lecture Series on
Chinese Law,
Business and Society

The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the UCI Long US-China Institute. The series offers presentations of state-of-the-art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces.

2015-16 Lecture Schedule

November 5 Jonas Nahm Renewable Futures and Industrial Legacies: Wind and Solar Energy in China, Germany, and the United States
December 3 Kwai Ng China’s Grassroots Courts: A Sociological Perspective
Jan. 20, 2016 Aaron Halegua Protecting the Rights of Chinese Workers: Emerging Legal Issues and Evolving Avenues for Redress
Jan. 21, 2016 Timothy Cheek China’s Directed Public Sphere: Origins and Rejuvenation
Feb. 1, 2016 James Fallows Annual Long Institute Distinguished Lecture
Feb. 11, 2016 Guo Zhiyuan Implementation of Exclusionary Rule in China: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Feb. 25, 2016 Xuegang Zhou Spatial Mobility in the Chinese bureaucracy: Evidence and Implications for China’s Governance
March 9, 2016 Susan Shirk Personalism and Institutionalization in PRC Politics
April 14, 2016 Minxin Pei Collusive Corruption
May 13, 2016 Annual Conference Poor China, Rich China