Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kudos to co-blogger Rick Bales who was just received a Fulbright Specialists grant. This grant will send him to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for three weeks in July of this year. He will, among other things, be training labor/employment law judges on the mediation of labor/employment law disputes.
While in Malaysia, Rick will also conduct seminars on ADR in the Workplace for human resource managers/practitioners/trainers, lawyers, academics & students. He will also conduct a seminar on ADR at the Industrial Court for the President and Chairpersons of the Industrial Court of Malaysia. Dr. Vanitha Karean at Monash University will assist in sharing the workload. Finally, Rick will work with Dr. Karean on ADR & At-Will Employment – American & Malaysian Comparisons, with a view to joint publication; study the employment dispute resolution processes of Malaysia, which is unique in that it is a Muslim country with an English-style federal court system.
Rick is acting as a pioneer in this endeavor and I can think of no better person to foster these relations with Malaysia.