Tag: labour

The Dos and Don’ts of Processing Employee Data under Personal Information Protection Law in China

Personal Information Protection Law ('PIPL'), effective from 1 November 2021, regulates those collecting and handling personal information. For companies processing employee data, a robust data security system should be integrated into the IT infrastructure and in line with PIPL.  Whilst PIPL largely affects companies handling consumer data, employers are not immune from PIPL and should…

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Addressing the gender imbalance in China: Creating meaningful change and not empty campaigns

Working as a professional woman can be challenging. Worldwide, the ratio of women compared to men in corporations is relatively low, and women in leadership positions are heavily underrepresented. Professional women often face cultural challenges in balancing their family responsibilities and career development. Traditionally, women are expected by their families to be the primary caregiver.…

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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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