Tag: labour

China business: Labour 101 — get it right from the beginning or risk big headaches

Employing, managing and developing employees successfully is crucial to the long-term health and success of a company. Foreign companies operating in China often struggle to successfully maintain good employees and terminate difficult ones due to a lack of cultural understanding and knowledge related to relevant laws, rules and regulations. In this article, we outline the…

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Amendments to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund affects monthly salaries beginning 1 April

Monthly contribution changes to the Shanghai Housing Provident Fund will come into effect from 1 April 2019. On 14 February 2019, the Shanghai Municipal Housing Management Committee of Housing Provident Fund published online The Notice on the Amendment to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund on Payment Basis, Payment and Deposit Proportion and Maximum and Minimum Monthly…

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Keeping on top of employment visa regulations and applications procedures in China

Each year Horizons receives numerous inquiries related to China work visas. Whether employing a foreign national, applying for a work visa or simply visiting China, under the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Exit and Entry, foreigners seeking to enter China should obtain the correct visa type from the proper visa-issuing…

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A brief look at the application of law in foreign-related civil relations in China

In 2011, the “PRC Law on the Application of Laws to Foreign-Related Civil Relations” (“Law”) was promulgated to provide for what the applicable laws should be when foreign-related civil relations are involved. The definition of “foreign-related civil relations”, however, was not specifically set out in the Law and was, more or less, scattered across various…

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