Employment China Law

 

Foreign companies with investments in China often regard their employees as being among their core assets; managing human resources well, however, is also one of their greatest challenges. Our lawyers and consultants will assist you to build a system to recruit and retain high-calibre staff, with employment contracts, a staff handbook and other rules and procedures that fully protect your interests, and contribute to a positive working environment that fits with your long-term goals.

We also assist our clients in dealing with the consequences of restructuring and lay-offs. Moreover we frequently represent our clients in disputes over employment termination, non-competition and confidentiality, overtime pay, etc.

Reform to Social Insurance System to Impact Foreign Businesses

With the Regulations on the Reform of National Tax and Local Tax (the “Reform”) adopted on 20 July 2018 (to become effective on 1 January 2019), the responsibility to collect social insurance premiums (i.e. for basic pension insurance, basic medical insurance,...

Changes to Individual Income Tax Law Will Impact Companies Operating in China

In June 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress proposed major amendments to the PRC Individual Income Tax Law (IIT Law). These changes are expected to take effect in October 2018, with full implementation of the revised law planned for January...

Legal Aspects and Best Practices for Retailers in China

This article was written for, and first published by AmCham Shanghai, and is available at https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/legal-aspects-and-best-practices-retailers-china.  China has become the world’s leading consumer market and is predicted to grow faster...

In Practice: New Rules for Expatriate Work Permits

In late 2016, China introduced a new classification system for expats that want to work in China. The system categorizes foreign applicants into three categories (A, B and C), and established a point system with points awarded for various qualifications including age,...

Lawful Termination in China: Severance Pay Calculations and Conditions

The Labor Contract Law provides an exhaustive list of situations under which an employer may lawfully dismiss its employee. It depends on the situation whether severance pay is required; severance pay (or termination pay) is the amount an employer has to pay to an...