By Xiaodan Xu Kaitian Luo King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group
On 30 July 2015, the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Shanxi province deliberated and passed the Shanxi Provincial Regulations on the Labor Protection of Female Employees (the “Shanxi Regulations”). The Shanxi Regulations took effect on 1 October 2015. As the first provincial local laws and regulations in the field of female employee’s protection after the enforcement of the Special Rules on the Labor Protection of Female Employees (the “Special Rules”) that was promulgated by the State Council, the Shanxi Regulations elaborates the contents of Special Rules and newly adds some characteristic protections, which deserves attention from employers. We would like to make comments on the following key points of the Shanxi Regulations.
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