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“The Global Antitrust Economics Conference” by Concurrences Journal and George Mason University School of Law on May 29, 2015

Posted in Antitrust & International Trade

Concurrences Journal,  in partnership with George Mason University School of Law, will hold  “The Global Antitrust Economics Conference” on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the George Mason University School of Law campus in Arlington, VA. This one-day conference (8:30am to 6:00pm) promises to be a unique platform to discuss the hottest issues of Antitrust and Economics. Keynote address will be delivered by the FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen. Speakers include, among others:

  • Deborah  Feinstein, US Federal Trade Commission;
  • Douglas Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University School of Law
  • William Kovacic, George Washington University Law School;
  • Carlos Mena Labarthe, Mexican Competition Authority;
  • Francine Lafontaine, US Federal Trade Commission;
  • Frederick Motz, US District Court for the District of Maryland;
  • Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States;
  • Gregory Werden, US Department of Justice;
  • Joshua Wright, US Federal Trade Commission; George Mason University School of Law

You can find the detailed program and the list of speakers on the dedicated website: https://global-antitrust-economics.eventbrite.com

劳务派遣员工适用无固定期限劳动合同吗?

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:徐晓丹 朱钰婷 金杜律师事务所劳动

xu_xiaodan《劳动合同法》规定,用人单位在某些情形下有义务与劳动者订立无固定期限劳动合同,例如劳动者在用人单位连续工作满十年,或者劳动者与用人单位已连续订立两次固定期限劳动合同等。在劳务派遣关系中,劳务派遣公司就是《劳动合同法》中所称的用人单位,而被派遣员工则为劳动者。既然如此,为什么本文题目还会有此一问?

《劳动合同法》在关于劳务派遣的特别条款中规定:“劳务派遣单位应当与被派遣劳动者订立二年以上的固定期限劳动合同。”同时,《劳务派遣暂行规定》第五条也重申了该内容。

那么问题来了:假设一个劳务派遣员工满足了“应当订立无固定期限劳动合同”的条件,究竟他/她是有权要求与劳务派遣公司订立无固定期限劳动合同呢,还是囿于前述特别条款,仍然只能订立“二年以上的固定期限劳动合同”?  Continue Reading

如何对走私罪责任人定罪量刑?

Posted in Dispute Resolution

作者:金杜律师事务所 海关与贸易合规团队

一、典型案例:

美国人杰克在从事对华出口贸易中结识了国内B公司的总经理贾某林。2014年1月至同年10月间,杰克为了获取个人非法利益,按照贾某林的要求在境外制作虚假合同、发票等商业资料后提供给B公司。B公司使用该等伪造单证,采用低报价格的手法从美国走私进口奶粉35票,偷逃应缴税额共计人民币258万元。2014年11月,贾某林以及杰克先后被海关缉私部门抓获到案。2015年1月,检察机关正式向法院提起公诉,指控杰克与B公司涉嫌构成走私普通货物罪的共同犯罪。 Continue Reading

Updates of Local Judicial Practice in Labor Disputes — Highlights of Guiding Opinions of Anhui Provincial High Court on Certain Issues in Handling Labor Disputes

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Yin Juquan  Pan Faluan  King&Wood Mallesons’ Labor Group

yin_juquanTo hear labor dispute cases fairly and efficiently and to keep the trial criteria of labor dispute cases consistent, many local arbitral and judicial organizations have promulgated guiding opinions based on labor related laws, regulations, and judicial interpretations and with the consideration of local judicial practice.  Anhui Provincial High People’s Court ( “Anhui Provincial Court”) promulgated the Guiding Opinions of Anhui Provincial High Court on Certain Issues in Handling Labor Disputes (“Guiding Opinions”) on January 20th, 2015. The Guiding Opinions absorb some major opinions of national judicial interpretations of labor disputes and local guiding opinions of other municipalities and provinces, and also have some updates on current local judicial practices in handling labor disputes. A good command of these updates could help enterprises mitigate the risks in handling labor disputes. In this article, we will highlight and briefly discuss three main points of the Guiding Opinions.  Continue Reading

劳动争议审判实务的新思路——解读安徽省高级人民法院《关于审理劳动争议案件若干问题的指导意见》亮点

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:尹居全 潘发銮 金杜律师事务所劳动

yin_juquan为了公正、高效审理劳动争议案件,统一劳动争议案件的裁判标准,不少地方裁审机构会根据劳动法相关的法律法规、司法解释并结合当地的裁审实践出台相应的指引。安徽省高级人民法院(以下简称“安徽省高院”)亦于2015年1月20日印发施行《关于审理劳动争议案件若干问题的指导意见》(以下简称《指导意见》)。该《指导意见》之内容,既体现对现行劳动争议司法解释及其他地方裁审指引内容的吸收,也提出了一些解决劳动争议的新审判思路。把握这些新思路,更有助于用人单位降低处理劳动争议的风险,以下将选其中三个要点作介绍。 Continue Reading

Is Labor Dispatch Fading Away? Not That Simple

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Lucy Lu  Dai Zhengcao King&Wood Mallesons’ Labor Group

lu_lucySince the amendment of the Employment Contract Law in late 2012, together with the release of a series of administrative statutes and divisional regulations, the labor dispatch method seems to become gradually less used.  Worries about the labor dispatch system have spread throughout the whole labor market, which also makes it difficult to determine whether to adopt the method or discard it.  Recently, the Shanghai Administration of Human Resources and Social Security and Shanghai High People’s Court jointly issued Meeting Minutes regarding Applicable Laws on Labor Dispatch (the “Minutes”).  The Minutes provide interpretation regarding the legal consequences of infringement of laws on labor dispatch, the circumstances for sending a dispatched employee back, outsourcing and other problems.  For those employers trapped in such dilemmas, the Minutes are widely considered as a shot in the arm.  Will labor dispatch quickly fade away in a short period due to legal limitations successively released? Will companies assume huge liabilities due to current noncompliance with labor dispatch regulations? The answers may not be  a simple “yes” or “no” based on our following analysis and comments. Continue Reading

劳务派遣的衰落?没那么简单

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:陆慧文 戴政操 金杜律师事务所劳动

lu_lucy自2002年底《劳动合同法》修改以来,伴随着一系列行政法规、部门规章的颁布,劳务派遣似乎有一种逐渐衰落的态势。整个劳动市场同样疑虑重重,在进退之间难以抉择。然而,近日,上海市人社局与上海高院联合公布了《关于劳务派遣适用法律若干问题的会议纪要》(“《会议纪要》”),对违反派遣规定的法律后果、退回情形、劳务外包等若干疑难问题作出了解释,给处于进退维谷之间的广大用人单位,注入了一阵强心剂。劳务派遣会因连续出台的法律限制在短时间内迅速衰落吗?用人单位会因目前的劳务派遣不合规状况而承受重大的法律责任吗?根据我们以下的分析及评论,答案恐怕没那么简单。 Continue Reading

Who will pay for occupational disease?

Posted in Mergers & Acquisitions

By Jiang Junlu  Wang Shiyu King&Wood Mallesons’ Labor Goup

jiang_junluChen Yang is about  20 years old from Northeast China, and he had worked at Shanxi Star Coal Mine for five years for underground hauling since February 2008. In June 2013, Chen got a job in Tiancheng Company in Shanghai doing a similar hauling work, which however did not expose to dust. Tiancheng company did not conduct pre-employment health check at the time of employment. In September 2013, he was transferred by Tiancheng to a stucco decorative job which exposed him to a small amount of dust. In November 2013, he felt sick with  tight chest and coughed heavily, and was diagnosed as “third stage of CWP (coal worker’s pneumoconiosis)” with “lung abnormalities and a large shadow in the left lung”. Continue Reading

谁来为职业病买单?

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄  王世玉 金杜律师事务所劳动

jiang_junlu陈阳是个20来岁的东北小伙子,因为身体素质好,经老乡介绍,2008年2月进入山西星星煤矿从事井下运煤工作,这一干就是五年。2013年6月,陈阳进入上海天成公司做搬运工,该岗位不接触粉尘,天成公司也未安排对其进行入职前的健康检查。2013年9月,陈阳转到新岗位从事装饰粉刷工作,该工作接触少量粉尘。2013年11月,陈阳感觉身体无力、胸闷、咳嗽、气短,经体检后发现“肺部异常、左下大阴影”,随即入院治疗。此后,陈阳被诊断为“煤工尘肺叁期”。在由上海化工职业病防治院出具的《职业病诊断证明书》中写明:“工作单位:上海天成公司”,同时,陈阳的职业接触史中载明,星星煤矿已关闭。 Continue Reading

The Amended PRC Advertising Law’s Impact on Health-related Advertisements

Posted in Healthcare

By Huang Jianwen  King & Wood Mallesons’ Investment Group

huang_jianwenOn April 24, 2015, the PRC Advertising Law was amended for the first time since its promulgation in 1994 (the “New Advertising Law”) and will take effect on September 1, 2015.

The New Advertising Law clarifies the definition of false advertisement, regulates online advertisement, advertisement targeting minors, and advertising endorsers. It reflects the government’s thoughts on deepening the reform, adjusting functions of government agencies, as well as strengthening market supervision. Continue Reading