I just wanted to put out this post to bring myself and everyone else who’s new to this subject, up to date. In brief, since 01 January 2008 there has been a huge change in the Chinese employment law. Main changes, very summarised, are as follows: according to the Labor Contract Law (LCL) companies have to be legally compliant or they will be facing the chance to be sued. This translates into putting a written contract in place, as well as a written employee handbook, which should be maintained at all times. This is especially important from an employer point of view as without the publication of a handbook, they couldn’t be able to fire any employee as no cause can be established. These listed above are in brief the main changes which will affect employers, in particular foreign ones. I will follow up with more info about this topic as soon as possible.
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