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American Payroll Association’s 36th Annual Congress


The American Payroll Association's 36th Annual Congress will take place at the National Harbor, MD, USA starting from May 15 for five days. 

Dezan Shira & Associates' Manager of Human Resources Administration and Payroll Services, Helen Kong, and Global Business Development Manager, Maria Kotova, will participate in this APA conference introducing recent trends in the management of the human resources in Asia and key features of launched International Payroll and Human Resources Administration Service: called ‘iPAY”.

Being invited as the guest presenter, Helen Kong will speak at a seminar on the topic of 'Payroll in China and Vietnam' during the conference. She will explain how multinational organizations shall equip their payroll teams with good understanding of local HR and payroll policies and practices in order to help organizations achieve stronger payroll performance and ensuring compliance levels stay intact.

The presentation will cover key topics including the regulation of local social welfare contribution base calculation, contribution rate related policy and social welfare liability for both employer and employees in Asia. Helen will also talk about the relevant employment law in China and Vietnam such as employment contract term, over time calculation and statutory leaves for employees.

Besides, Dezan Shira & Associates will also have a booth at the expo of the congress. Helen will be there to further share the knowledge and experience of how foreign investors can better manage their human resources in Asia and how this can affect their business success.



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American Payroll Association

Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. APA conducts payroll training conferences and seminars across the country and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Representing more than 20,000 members, APA is the industry's highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C.

National Harbor, MD, USA | May 15-19, 2018


  • Helen Kong

    Country of Origin: China
    Title: Manager
    Department: Human Resources
    Office: Dalian Office

  • Maria Kotova

    Country of Origin: Russia
    Title: Head of UK and Ireland Business Development
    Office: Shanghai Office

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