法律前線 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 法律前線 (Pin Yin: fǎ lǜ qián xiàn)

What topics are covered?

This is a Mandarin podcast about legal topics for overseas Chinese in San Francisco, California. This podcast majorly discuss labor laws and how to help yourself with labor issues in California.

Why is it good to listen to?

This is a podcast produced by overseas Chinese in San Francisco where there are many Chinese people, mainly from Hong Kong or Guangdong province. As such, they speak Mandarin with a rather heavy Cantonese accent. They also use a lot of English phrases in their conversations. From this podcast, you can get familiar with this accent that’s widely used by overseas Chinese. Besides, because they talk a lot about their life in San Francisco, you can also learn about the life of Chinese people there.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can go here: http://www.openskyradio.com/法律前線(國)-s64.

How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast has stopped updating.

Length of the podcast: The running time of each episode of the podcast is about 40 minutes long.

Description of the podcast:

This podcast is from a San Francisco oversea Chinese radio station called Open Sky Radio. It has two hosts, 三火木(Pin Yin: sān huǒ mù) and Andy Go and one guest – Lawyer 徐家鐳(Pin yin: xú jiā léi). The lawyer is very experienced in handling legal disputes or issues of Overseas Chinese in California, and labour law cases are his specialty.

In this podcast, Lawyer 徐家鐳 tells people a lot of useful knowledge about the laws in California. Many are explained with a sample from real cases to help people understand. Except for specific legal terms, he also give a lot of tips to people about how to avoid legal issues and how to protect their legal rights, since it’s very important for people who have moved to a new country.

What’s interesting about this show is that one of the podcasters discovered that when he worked in a Japanese restaurant for over 10 years his boss breached all kinds of labor laws and should potentially pay him compensation.

Summary:

This is a good law podcast produced by overseas Chinese.

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