Tag: contracts

Protecting your labour contract during cross-border disputes between the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Disputes in labour matters involving cross-border elements can add an extra layer of complexity to your business. Specifically, court judgements awarded in one place but requested to be enforced in another place often require re-litigation in the court of the requested place. Customarily, the length of time and costs involved in pursuing multiple litigations could…

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China business: contract dos and don’ts

"Guanxi" (关系 guānxì) — pronounced gwan-shee — is one of the most potent forces in Chinese culture. Its direct translation means “relationships”, however, the reality of guanxi is that it relates to “connections” formed over time by the reciprocation of social exchanges and favours, the latter often related to business.   Foreigners doing business in…

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Employment contracts in China: Be sure to get it right and not run afoul of authorities

Understanding and implementing written employment contracts are essential to business operations. Equally, a well-written employment contract helps companies avoid labour disputes or prolonged disputes. It’s been our experience at Horizons, that, contrary to popular belief, Labour Law and Labour Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China establishes strict provisions for employment contracts. Employers in…

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