Podcast #2: Employers' Coronavirus Obligations As Business Resumes in China

Mar 25, 2020
| By Vincent Chow
In the second episode of the China Law Podcast, we discuss what obligations employers in China have as they resume normal operations, employers’ liability if an employee contracts the virus, as well as the possible ways through which struggling businesses can reduce their costs during these tough times
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Jonathan Isaacs, Head of China Employment Practice, Baker McKenzie

 

With the novel coronavirus outbreak now largely contained in China, growing attention is being paid to getting businesses back into normal operation and revitalizing a stuttering economy.

In this episode, Jonathan Isaacs discusses what obligations employers in China have as they resume operations, from providing sanitary equipment at work to reporting suspected cases of infection to the authorities. He also shares his analysis of employers’ liability if an employee contracts the virus, as well as the possible ways through which struggling businesses can reduce their costs during these tough times.

Click here to listen to the full podcast on Soundcloud.

Jonathan Isaacs is head of Baker McKenzie’s China employment practice based here in Hong Kong, and an expert on Chinese employment law matters. He co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China.

The China Law Podcast is a new weekly podcast discussing China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, brought to you by LegalSpeak. Click here for a summary of the topics covered in this episode, and here for the previous episode on force majeure issues caused by the Covid-19 outbreak in China.