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Employment Law China

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

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Employment Law China - 1/2 Day course
18th November 2021
8.30am to 12.00pm

Price: £295+VAT | €345 +VAT | $395 +VAT

*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book.

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.

  • 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

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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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In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

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Face-to-face attendance

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.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

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