Labour Law Approved. But What About Enforcement?

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The Labour Law was a long time coming and, according to the FT, its recent passing by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has received a “cautious welcome” from foreign investors, who fear poor implementation when it comes into force on January 1st 2008.

More information, and some useful links, can be found on China Law Blog. where Dan Harris concludes that:

    “Overall, I see the law as a compromise that will improve things for employees more by its mere existence than by anything it specifically says. I anticipate the publicity surrounding the new law will serve to inform employees better of their rights and perhaps embolden them to do more to enforce them. I do not see this (certainly not in the short term) as doing much to increase labor costs for foreign companies doing business in China.”

But, as the Scouts say (especially when speaking to foreign investors in China), “be prepared”.

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