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“中国绿卡”是全球最难申请绿卡之一?

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 李若维 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

张先生打小就是大多数父母眼里“别人家的孩子”,聪明、懂事、成绩好。1995年的一天,意气风发的小张怀揣理想、背上行囊,踏上了赴美求学的道路。一晃20多年过去了,一路功成名就且已加入美籍的张先生最近却郁郁寡欢起来。身为高级技术人才的他近期被北京中关村一家用人单位高薪聘请,张先生心里乐开了花。本想借工… More…/更多

How to Draw a Line Between Employers’ Management and Employees’ Privacy Rights?

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

By Linda Liang and Li Ruowei King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

Enterprises’ management over employees is by no means limitless, but is, to varying degrees in different circumstances, restricted by employees’ individual rights. For example, the law provides that an employer can ask an employee for information directly related to the employment contract, but if an employer requests information beyond this category, such as personal medical records or parent information, it may be considered a violation of the employee’s privacy. However, alt… More…/更多

以案说法:企业管理权与员工个人隐私权界限何在?

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

作者:梁燕玲 李若维 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

企业对员工的管理权并非是无限的,在不同情形下受到员工个人权利不同程度的制约。举例说明,法律规定企业可以了解与员工劳动合同直接相关的信息,但是如果要求提供的信息超出这个范畴,常见的比如个人病历、父母信息等,则有可能被认为是侵犯员工隐私。然而,隐私权虽然是公民的法定权利,其范围和内容总是随着个… More…/更多

Summary of Beijing’s Answers to Questions About the Application of Law in Adjudication of Employment Disputes (Part Three)

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

This article was written by King & Wood Mallesons’ Labor law group. We have split the explanation of Beijing’s Answers to Questions Concerning the Application of Law in Adjudication of Employment Disputes (the “Answers”) published on the 24th of April 2017 into three parts, so that the main provisions can be easily understood. This is the third in our series and starts from point 8 of the Answers.… More…/更多

Summary of Beijing Authorities’ Answers to Questions of Law Application in the Handling of Employment Disputes (Part Two)

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

This article was written by King & Wood Mallesons’ Labor law group.

We split the explanation of Beijing authorities’ Answers to Questions of Law Application in the Handling of Employment Disputes published on 24 April 2017 into three parts, in order that the Answers’ main provisions can be easily understood. This is the second part of our explanation.

The circumstances constituting “major changes in objective circumstances” 

The Answers provides that“a major change in objective circumstances” means a change after the conclusion of an employment contract th… More…/更多

Summary of Beijing Authorities’ Answers to Questions of Law Application in the Handling of Employment Disputes (Part One)

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

This article was written by King & Wood Mallesons’ Labor law group.

On 24 April, 2017, the Beijing Higher People’s Court and the Beijing Employment and Labour Arbitration Commission jointly issued a document entitled Answers to Questions of Law Application in the Handling of Employment Disputes (the “Answers”), referred to as “Meeting Minutes 3” when it was being drafted and discussed. Attacking controversial issues head on, the ambitious Answers aims to harmonize rules applicable to difficult disputes, and was given high expectations at the outset. … More…/更多

Latest Judicial Guidance on Labor Disputes in Zhejiang Province

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

By Xu Xiaodan King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

Answers to Questions on Trial of Labor Disputes (IV) (“Answers (IV)”] was released by the Zhejiang High People’s Court and the Labor Disputes Arbitration Commission of Zhejiang Province on 30 December 2016. These clarify some common questions about judicial practice and existing rules. The following questions arise:

Is an employee entitled to double his salary if statutory clauses are not included in his employment contract?

Pursuant to Answers (IV), if an employment contract omits statutory cl… More…/更多

浙江省劳动争议最新审判口径

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

作者:徐晓丹 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

浙江省高级人民法院和浙江省劳动人事争议仲裁院于2016年12月30日下发《关于审理劳动争议案件若干问题的解答(四)》(以下简称《解答(四)》),针对劳动争议审判实践中的一些常见问题进行解答,以统一案件裁审尺度。解答(四)中特别值得关注的内容如下:

劳动者是否有权以劳动合同缺乏必备条款为由主张二倍工资

解答(四)… More…/更多

New Policy on Foreigner’s Employment in China

Posted in Antitrust & Competition, Competition Law, Corporate, Labor & Employment
By Lucy Lu, Ding Wu  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

At the end of 2015, the Administrative Examination and Approval Reform Office of the State Council decided to integrate the Employment Permit for Foreigners (issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security) and the Foreign Expert Work Permit (issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) into the Foreigner’s Work Permit in China. This new policy has been implemented nationwide since 1 April 2017. Being more than just a simple combination of permits, the “Two-in-… More…/更多

外国人就业新政:1+1>2?

Posted in Antitrust & Competition, Competition Law, Labor & Employment

作者:陆慧文 丁戊 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

2015年底,国务院审改办决定将人社部负责的“外国人来华就业许可”和国家外国专家局实施的“外国专家来华工作许可”整合为“外国人来华工作许可”。新版许可自2017年4月1日起全国统一实施。“两证整合”不仅是简单合并,而是统一外国人来华工作管理服务,对于这一新政的亮点,我们作出如下简要解读,以供参考。

统一证件… More…/更多

不谈理想,聊聊工资——北京最新劳动争议审理意见解读(三)

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 梁燕玲 徐晓丹 金杜律师事务所劳动法团队 

就2017年4月24日公布的北京市《关于审理劳动争议案件法律适用问题的解答》(“《解答》”),我们分三期与各位分享其主要内容,本文是其中第三篇。在第一篇和第二篇中,我们主要从以下方面解读了《解答》的主要内容:

有条件地确认了在特定情形下企业的单方调岗权利; 列举“劳动合同无法继续履行”的若干情形… More…/更多

上班玩王者荣耀,难道开不掉?——北京最新劳动争议审理意见解读(二)

Posted in Corporate, Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 梁燕玲 徐晓丹 金杜律师事务所劳动法团队 

就2017年4月24日公布的北京市《关于审理劳动争议案件法律适用问题的解答》(以下简称《解答》),我们分三篇与各位分享其主要内容,本文是第二篇。在第一篇中,我们主要从以下三方面进行了分享。

有条件地确认了在特定情形下企业的单方调岗权利; 列举“劳动合同无法继续履行”的若干情形; 放宽试用期解除的审… More…/更多

试用期解除终于比离婚简单了——北京最新劳动争议审理意见解读(一)

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 梁燕玲 徐晓丹 金杜律师事务所劳动法团队 

2017年4月24日,北京市高级人民法院、北京市劳动人事争议仲裁委员会联合公布了《关于审理劳动争议案件法律适用问题的解答》(“《解答》”)。在起草和讨论阶段,这份解答通常被称作“《会议纪要(三)》”。《解答》立意深远,敢于直面争议,试图在疑难问题上作出统一的审理尺度,在起草之初便被寄以厚望。

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How to deal with Employees’ Unreasonable Application for Sick Leave

Posted in Labor & Employment

BY Lucy Lu,Li Xin and Hang Ying. King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

According to the PRC labor laws, an employer is obliged to ensure employee’s right to stipulated medical treatment period if an employee is suffering from illness.  In practice, when an employee goes to the hospital and seeks professional advice from a doctor, the doctor will take account of all factors concerning illness and health risks of the employee and then issue official medical certificate, with which the employee may apply for sick leave with the employer.  Accordingly… More…/更多

Employers: Be Cautious with Pay Cuts

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Yin Juquan, Zhang and Yuanhao. King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

Reduction of an employee’s salary is often a consequence of the employer’s decision to demote the employee for some reason. However, the employer should refrain from meting out a pay cut arbitrarily. Usually, lawful pay cuts occur in two circumstances – when both employer and employee agree on it, or when the employer enforces it by law.

Pay cut agreement between employer and employee

Remuneration is a necessary clause of an employment contract. Article 35 of the Labor Contract La… More…/更多

降薪不可任意为之

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:尹居全 张元浩 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

“降薪”也即降低劳动者劳动报酬,最为常见的情形是用人单位对员工进行降职降级处分从而伴随降薪的后果,但用人单位对员工的降薪也不能任性为之。一般而言,合法降薪包括用人单位与劳动者协商一致进行降薪和用人单位依法单方对劳动者进行降薪两类情形。

用人单位与劳动者协商一致进行降薪

劳动报酬是劳动合同的必备… More…/更多

New Rules for Basic Pension Transfer and Continuation

Posted in Labor & Employment

By LUO Ai and TANG Xiaojing  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

On November 28, 2016, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MHRSS”) issued the Notice on Several Issues in the Transfer and Continuation of Basic Pension Insurance of Urban Enterprise Employees (the “Notice”) clarifying several issues arising from the implementation of the Interim Measures for the Transfer and Continuation of Basic Pension Insurance of Urban Enterprise Employees(the “Interim Measures”) since 2010.

Regulations on Urban Employees’ B… More…/更多

基本养老保险关系转移接续新规解读

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:罗艾  汤晓静 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

人力资源和社会保障部于2016年11月28日发布《关于城镇企业职工基本养老保险关系转移接续若干问题的通知》(以下简称《通知》),就《城镇企业职工基本养老保险关系转移接续暂行办法》自2010年实施以来出现的一些新问题新情况,作出了更为明确的规定。

城镇企业职工基本养老保险转移接续的制度沿革

按照2010年出台的《社会保… More…/更多

员工“泡病假”,公司有妙招

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:陆慧文 李馨 杭莺 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

根据劳动法的相关规定,当员工患病时,公司应当赋予员工休病假的权利。实践中,当员工前往医院就诊并要求医生出具病假建议时,医生会综合考虑员工的疾病状况及健康风险等因素,出具病假证明文件,员工拿到病假证明就可以向公司告假。可是,有不少投机主义员工会利用休病假的机制,辗转于医院中“人情医生”的关… More…/更多

员工虚假考勤,可以解聘吗?

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:尹居全 张元浩 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

考勤制度对于用人单位而言既是必要的也是尤为重要的,而通过检查员工“打卡”的情况进行考勤是最常用也是最直接有效的方式。这样一来,“打卡”后离岗、托他人代为“打卡”等“虚假考勤”的违纪行为在用人单位用工过程中时有发生,用人单位可否因员工存在“虚假考勤”行为而认定严重违反规章制度从而单方解除该员… More…/更多

The “Ethnic Chinese Card” is coming!

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Jiang Junlu Pei Xiu King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

Since the idea of the Ethnic Chinese Card (“ECC”) was raised by Hong GUO (Director of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun) on 27 November 2015, Chinese communities worldwide have been following the discussion with interest.

On 13 March 2016, Yuanping QIU, Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, stated in an interview that China had no plans to launch the ECC. At the end of 2016, the ECC once again came into the media spotlight, but the most recent official statement remains that … More…/更多

“华裔卡”——就要来了!

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 裴修 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

自2015年11月27日中关村管委会主任郭洪首次提出“华裔卡”概念以来,社会各界和海外华人一直在密切关注“华裔卡”实施情况。然而紧接着,2016年3月13日,中国国务院侨务办公室主任裘援平接受采访时表示,还没有考虑出台“华裔卡”。

2016年底,与“华裔卡”相关的新闻再度进入大众视野,然而针对“华裔卡”的最新官方表态仍… More…/更多

Taking Annual Leave to Explore the World More Often!

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Lucy Lu,  Lexina Li and Enya Yang King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercila & Regulatory group

Annual leave is an important reflection of the right to rest granted by law to employees.  The introduction of the annual leave system has made the taking of holidays a hot topic amongst both employees and employers.

Mr. Zhang, a resident of Zhangjiang, Shanghai, quit his job on 10 March 2012. Four days later, on 14 March 2012, he commenced employment with a new company. For the following five years he worked relentlessly without taking annual leave. At the end of 2016, Zhang’s employ… More…/更多

世界那么大,我想休年假!

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:陆慧文 李馨 杨宁宁 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

上海张江的IT小伙儿小张,自2012年3月10日离职后随即于2012年3月14日进入一家电脑公司工作,入职近五年兢兢业业、任劳任怨,从未休过年休假。悲伤的是,年末公司对小张作出劳动合同到期终止不续的决定,小张表示蓝瘦香菇。相应地,那些年错过的年休假回不来了,但是听说补偿还是可以追回来的,于是小张找到我们,希… More…/更多