Category: Labor and Employment Law

Benefits of Becoming a Good Corporate Citizen in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Labor and Employment Law
Corporate Citizen in China
Information flows fast in the digital age. What people read about Chinese companies on the web and social media affects both the company’s reputation and its revenues. As such, it has never been a more important time to become a good corporate citizen in the global marketplace. And for many Chinese companies, integrating social responsibility...
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The New Normal: Shifting Chinese Workplace Policies During COVID-19
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Labor and Employment Law
Shifting Chinese Workplace Policies During COVID-19
The world is changing more quickly than any of us ever expected it to. Like enterprises around the world, modern Chinese companies must provide for their customers and their employees as COVID-19 threatens to bring much of the global economy to an unanticipated standstill. At the same time, racial and gender-based discrimination has leapt to...
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Coronavirus Outbreak I – Legal Obligations for Employers in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law, Category: Legal Updates, Home
Coronavirus Outbreak

Towards the end of 2019, local authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, identified a cluster of cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia.

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Hiring Employees from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: What You Need to Know
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  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Hiring Employees from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau
The term “Mainland China” (with an upper-case “M”) is a political rather than geographic designation. It refers to the territory of China minus Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, which issue their own currencies and enforce their borders with immigration barriers requiring document inspection. If your company seeks to hire employees from these regions to work...
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Reward and Remuneration Standards for Employee Inventors in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employee Inventors in China
If your company is involved in an industry where it is likely that at least one of your employees is likely to invent something in the course of his duties or using company resources, you need to remember that the treatment of employee inventions works differently than it probably does in your home jurisdiction. Naturally,...
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PRC Employment Law: Using FESCO for Labor Dispatch and Other Necessary Tasks
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employment Law In China
Contrary to the popular conception, a FESCO (Foreign Enterprise Service Corporation) is not a single, monolithic entity. Rather, it is a catch-all term for many different Chinese companies that provide similar services. The main reason for the popularity of FESCOs is that to hire any employee (whether foreign or local), Chinese law requires the employer...
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Chinese Overtime Law
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Chinese Overtime Law
The labor law of the PRC is based primarily on the PRC Labor Law and the PRC Labor Contract Law. Overall, Chinese labor law is quite employee-friendly, especially compared to countries such as the United States, and it contains some very specific principles on overtime pay. This article will briefly describe the basic principles as well as commonly-used...
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PRC Employment Law: Conducting Background Checks on Employees
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  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employment Law In China
Conducting a background check on a job applicant is a routine activity all over the world, although far too many employers ignore this critical step in the hiring process. The information sought typically includes academic background, employment history, and criminal record. Conducting background checks in China, however, involves special considerations relating to the sourcing of...
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Handling Internal Investigations in China: Special Considerations
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  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
PRC Criminal Procedure Law
As recently as the 1990s when investment in China was used primarily as a means of exploiting cheap labor resources, skepticism abounded as to whether China itself would ever become a consistently profitable market for Western companies. China’s consumption market has exploded since then, however, and this new prosperity has fueled a high demand for...
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Protecting Worker Safety in China: Why It Matters
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  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Protecting Worker Safety in China
Many countries have governmental occupational health and safety standards to protect workers on the job.  In the United States, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor is responsible for regulating the workplace conditions and safety. OSHA was created in the early 1970’s, the agency is responsible for...
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