Confirmed speakers include Joseph Deng, special counsel with Baker & McKenzie; Shawn Zhao, senior corporate counsel, China, with Google; and CLP editor Phil Taylor.
The PRC Employment Contract Law is on the minds of counsel advising companies with operations in China.
The Law has strengthened the rights of employees, giving them the opportunity to take their disputes to low-cost employment tribunals. Workers are more aware of their rights and unions have increased their presence in foreign-invested companies. Companies are desperate to cut costs, but must stay legal.
During the 60-minute web-seminar, panellists will discuss:
- the impact of the Law and the implementing regulations and recent Shanghai High Court interpretation;
- the rules covering individual terminations and mass lay-offs;
labour unions, works councils and collective contracts;
- increased labour disputes and arbitrations; and
- cost-cutting measures for companies struggling to stay afloat.