Employment Law China

Employment Law China

Gain an appreciation for Chinese employment law and get to grips with practical aspects of managing a cross-cultural workforce

London: 11th December 2017
London: 23rd May 2018

Price: £550 + VAT
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This highly practical approach to essential employment law and practice in China provides professionals who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in China with up to date, quality information on relevant Chinese employment law and practice.

This seminar will clarify the legislative framework and new legal developments in China. It will also address the practical aspects of managing a cross-cultural workforce, and provide an accurate understanding of critical Chinese employment issues to consider when setting up and maintaining operations in China.

Highlights include:

  • Summary of Chinese employment laws: core issues, developments and trends
  • Clear explanations of the impact of local laws on employment practices, facilitated by practical application to workplace scenarios
  • Practical employment contract drafting exercise
  • Learn how to manage operations in China: attracting talent and successful expansion through mergers and acquisitions
  • Network and share experiences with other HR professionals with responsibility for China
  • Become equipped to advise colleagues on vital aspects of employment law issues in China

Registration and coffee


An overview of the employment law framework in China

  • Clarifying the legal framework for organisations operating in China
  • Examining different types of employment
  • Labour Contract Law: an introduction
  • Local labour regulations and variances

Hiring employees in China: employment contracts and service contracts

  • Offering employment: impact of Employment Promotion Law and discriminatory practices
  • Drafting terms of employment contracts
  • Terms and conditions: length of contract, probationary periods, remuneration, notice, termination, confidentiality and IP, work rules
  • Use of contract workers

Coffee and networking


Hiring employees in China: benefits

  • Impact of the Social Insurance Law
  • Leaves of absence: annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, sick/disability leave, marriage leave
  • Local labour regulations and variances

Employment of expatriates and foreigners: structuring employment contracts

  • Immigration and expatriate issues
  • Movement of employees in and out of China
  • Work and residency permits

Rules for employees from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan




Hiring employees in China: wage and hour

  • Pay practices
  • Overtime rules


  • Introduction, background and social policy
  • The union in China
  • Collective bargaining

Coffee and networking


Dispute resolution: grievances, disciplinary issues and dismissals

  • Grounds for dismissal and disciplinary procedures
  • Redundancies and reorganizations
  • Protections against termination
  • Severance and typical payments on termination
  • Labour Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law

Protection of data/information

  • Confidentiality and IP agreements
  • Data protection
  • Non-competition agreements

Operating for success in a Chinese business environment case studies

  • Day-to-day management: practical issues to consider
  • Interacting with Chinese employees on shore or off-site
  • Cultural differences in business practice
  • Strategies for success

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Jeffrey Wilson Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson

I specialize in labor law and have almost two decades of experience assisting multinational corporations with labor and corporate law matters in the China region.

After developing a background in PRC corporate law and M&As, I have focused exclusively on PRC labor law since 2006. I advise multinational corporations on labor issues relating to corporate restructuring and M&As. I represent clients regarding reductions in force and employee transfer issues, and drafts and reviews numerous employment contracts and employee manuals. Also advising clients on stock option, data privacy, and employee benefit issues, as well as issues relating to the employment of foreign nationals in China.

I assist the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to prepare position papers for submission to National People’s Congress and State Council regarding the Labor Contract Law, Implementing Regulations to Labor Contract Law, Employment Promotion Law, and Social Insurance Law.

I am a key individual for Jun He Law offices, they provide employment services out of six offices in the PRC. The full-service team is particularly noted for handling employment matters for foreign invested enterprises. It acts on layoffs, non-competition agreements, employee transfer and labour disputes, and also handles HR-related matters such as creating and negotiating both individual and collective labour contracts, drafting employee manuals and preparing company policy and regulations.

Designed for HR directors and managers, employment law advisers, employee relations professionals and line managers who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in China

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

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For groups of 4 or more people, any of our seminars and webinars can be tailored and delivered in-house. We will adapt case studies to suit your organisational culture and specific challenges. We ensure that the learning is engaging, relevant and easily applied.

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

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