As a supplier to Nike and Adidas found out to its cost, companies can no longer ignore rules on social insurance. Internal auditing and coordinating with the local authorities are needed to avoid expensive disputes
The labour authority of Macau has put in place strong guidelines and requirements for the employment process in order to meet the rocketing economy’s demand for workforce
The new labour dispatch law is an effort to promote stable employment and discipline agencies, but enforcement remains unclear and more detail is needed on the penalties for violating threshold requirements
As labour unrest increases, it is vital that companies implement the right strategies to handle the problem. Effective communication and negotiation with employees and other activists can go a long way in reducing the burden on management
The number of temporary placement workers used by enterprises may not be more than 10% of the enterprises' total workforce.
上海市中国(上海)自由贸易试验区外商投资准入特别管理措施 (负面清单) (2013年)
The Negative List specifies foreign investment projects that are restricted or prohibited in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
I have had to switch a lot of my employees to direct hires because of the amendments to the Employment Contract Law.
The Zone selects the financial services, shipping services, trade services, professional services, cultural services and social services sectors for increased liberalisation.
Draft provisions have clarified some of the grey areas in the Employment Contract Law and would place a strict limit on the percentage of placed workers that can be employed
Draft provisions have clarified some of the grey areas in the Employment Contract Law and would place a strict limit on the percentage of placed workers that can be employed. But there are still grey areas that companies need to be aware of
Jo Xu, General Corporate Counsel in Shanghai for the British chemicals and precious metals company Johnson Matthey, talks to David Tring about her legal career, Matthey’s increasing legal team and how the Employment Contract Law is affecting her work
Draft Regulations from the State Council shows the government’s commitment to increasing regulation of foreigners employed in China
The amended Employment Contract Law came into effect this week, but businesses that use dispatch workers are still waiting for some of the key provisions to be clarified
My company is a foreign-invested enterprise, how do I ensure that when I terminate an employment contract I can avoid costly labour disputes and penalties?
A representative office using temporary workers is challenging and more burdensome than direct employment, as agencies in practice release all responsibility after workers have been placed. Legal reforms have not clarified the situation, which means it may be time for investors to switch to a WFOE