Labor Law

General Information for Employment of Foreign Students in China

Hiring fresh and young talents can be a challenge in China. Generally, work permits are hard to receive in China, especially when it comes to students that are still studying or just graduated. We from ECOVIS Beijing would like to give you a short ov...
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Human-Resource Management in China

Hiring in China means not only writing an employment contract, it is a delicate process and firms must be aware of the differences between foreign and local employees. The labor law of 1995 and the labor contract law, which has been effective since ...

New grading system for labor protection in China

On 1 January 2017, a new Grading Evaluation of Compliance and Integrity of Enterprises’ Labor Protection has officially entered into effect. The new regulation was issued on July, 25 2016 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS...

What is the difference between a Service and a Labor Contract?

Suppose that you are an imaginative entrepreneur. You’ve realized that labor contracts (laodong hetong or劳动合同) are a hassle, and so you’ve decided to fire all of your employees - and ‘rehire’ them in a series of service agreements (laowu hetong or 劳务...
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Is spanking your employee legal in China?

  To many expats, Chinese forms of HR management often seem exotic and sometimes outright autocratic. When working and living in China, it is hard to ignore the daily morning roll calls of restaurant or barber shop staffs on the sidew...
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Important things to know about the Chinese Labor Law – Part Two

This is the second part of our two-part article series "Important things you need to know about the Chinese Labor Law". This part will discuss important issues, such as non-competition, contract termination, the role of labor unions, and the role of ...
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Important things to know about the Chinese Labor Law – Part One

The Labor law of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which has been in effect since 1995, and the newest edition of the labor contract law, in effect since 2012, are now also regulating employment relationships in China. The laws cover the rights a...
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Changes to China’s One Child Policy and its Effect on Labor Law

In late 2015, the Chinese Communist Party stated that it will end the one child policy put in place since 1979. This means that every married couple in China will soon be allowed to have 2 children. The new Population and Family Planning Law Amendmen...