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Employment Rules

HR issues are already among the most pressing faced by managers in China (see here on the talent squeeze [1]and war for talent and retention [2]), but the FT reports even tougher times ahead due to employment contract law and increasing unionization pressures [3].

The article, written by lawyers at Baker & McKenzie provides the following summary of key provisions of the draft employment law, that was completed in December 2006:

It also points out that, although the provisions do increase the burden on employers in relation to employee rights, there are somewhat toned down compared to the original proposals that were tabled in March and seem to have taken into account some of the feedback that was presented by the business community.

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