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China HR in the Time of Coronavirus: A March 24 (Tomorrow) Webinar

Our law firm’s lead China employment lawyer, Grace Yang, will be leading a 90 minute webinar on what HR departments need to know about China employment law. China is getting a lot tougher on how foreign companies (especially American companies) in China treat their employees and staying in compliance has never been more important. See China’s

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Leave China NOW!

For the last week or so, our China lawyers have been inundated by requests from employers in China for help in dealing with the many employment law issues created by the coronavirus has created. Just yesterday, our lead China employment lawyer, Grace Yang, wrote about that in Coronavirus and What China Employers Should be Doing

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China Employer Rules and Regulations: Watching the Sausage Get Made

In going through old emails, I came across a number of them from our lead China employment lawyer (Grace Yang) to clients who had retained us to draft their China employer rules and regulations. Our China employment lawyers have been drafting a record number of China employer rules and regulations (a/k/a “employee handbooks”) because foreign

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THE China Employment Law Guide: Like Why Don’t You Already Have It?

China employment law is technical and local and nearly all foreign companies get it wrong. See China Employment Law: Local and Not So Simple. It is one of the most consistent and expensive problem areas for foreign companies doing business in China and it has become a massive growth area for our law firm. More than ever,

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China’s Coronavirus Impacts Everything: What Your Business Should Do NOW

Our international dispute resolution lawyers are involved in multiple cross border litigation matters hit hard by the coronavirus.  By way of one example, depositions scheduled for Chinese witnesses are having to be cancelled for the following reasons (among others): The coronavirus is impacting pretty much everyone in China. Travel within China is impossible for some and

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China Employment Law: Local and Not So Simple

Earlier this year, Dan Harris of my firm wrote a Forbes Magazine article (China’s Hourly Work Week: Think Locally) on how China’s employment laws are so localized. Dan started that article with the following explanation: I have avoided writing on China employment law because it is so complicated and so localized. My fear has been

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Free China Employment Law Webinar on Tuesday: What Your Company Needs to Know

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! A recording of this webinar will be made available to all registrants, so make sure you register today!  China’s employment laws have always been complicated and highly local. But with the coronavirus, they have become even more local and even more complicated. Foreign companies with employees in China face China employment

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China Law Questions: Why We Don’t Answer

Saw the following comment today and thought it would make sense to respond via this blog post, rather than directly: I never seem to have any luck getting a response on Facebook so I’ll repeat a query here: is it legal to pay the standard 13th month bonus without specifying it in the labour contract?