Tag: employees

Setting standard or alternative working hours in China

Employers are normally obliged to utilise the standard working hours, as prescribed by the Labour Law of the People's Republic of China ('Labour Law'). In cases where the constraints of the work characteristics or production limits the implementation of the standard working hours, the employer may apply the flexible working time or cumulative working time…

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UPDATED:Preparing for employees returning to work after Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is usually a time for many Chinese citizens to return home and celebrate the new year. However, amidst the ongoing pandemic and domestic cases, only necessary travel is encouraged during the Chinese New Year. Provincial and municipal governments across China have issued local travel restrictions, nucleic test requirements, and mandatory quarantine for…

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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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