作者:姜俊禄 刘畅 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

美国人Allen是某世界五百强总部的副总裁。出于工作需要,他长期往返中国和美国。有的时候项目重大,Allen在中国一待就是将近半年,他一直希望将妻子和6岁的女儿也接来,给她们更多的陪伴,也让她们有机会感受一下东方文化的魅力。
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By Linda Liang and Hongchuan Li King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

On 24 November 2017, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China (“MOHRSS”) issued the fifth list of documents to be annulled. The Measures for Severance Payment due to Violation or Termination of Employment Contracts[1]  (“No. 481”) is in this list.

This marks the official departure of the nearly 23 year old No.481 from the historical stage. How will its annulment affect employers and employees?
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作者:梁燕玲 李洪川 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

2017年11月24日,人社部公布第五批宣布时效和废止文件的目录,《违反和解除劳动合同的经济补偿办法》(劳部发〔1994〕481号文,下称“481号文”)赫然在列,被制定机关宣布废止。

这标志着已经施行近23年的481号文正式退出历史舞台,我国的经济补偿制度也将进入“后481号文时代”。对于用人单位和劳动者而言,481号文的废止会带来哪些影响?
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作者:徐晓丹 杨梓 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

身为独生子女是一种怎样的体验?

知乎上曾有个经典的回答:不敢穷,不敢死,不敢不努力,因为父母只有我。

小时候,独生子女集万千宠爱于一身,长大后,却是集压力与孤独于一身。独生子女计划生育政策实施30多年,据不完全统计,中国现有2.18亿独生子女。作为特定历史背景下产生的独生子女一代,他们正面临着空前的压力与难题。尤其在对父母生病照顾的问题上,分身乏术更是难上加难。
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By Xu Xiaodan, Li Hongchuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

A Troublesome Case for Arbitrator Zhang

For arbitrator Zhang, it has been a while since he encountered a troublesome employment dispute case last time.

“Do not be led by thoughts of the parties involved. Try to dig out the nature of dispute by yourself”, says arbitrator Zhang, to educate the young people who just join the Arbitration Commission. But in the case that this article is about to discuss, it seems that he is still having trouble making a ruling decisively.
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By Liu Ting and Song Miao King & Wood Mallesons‘ Commercial & Regulatory group​

In accordance with the provisions of the Work Safety Law, where a production and business operation entity violates work safety rules, in addition to corresponding administrative penalties to be imposed on the entity, the directly responsible person in charge and other directly liable persons are also subject to administrative penalties. Meanwhile, for the crimes related to work safety in the Criminal Law of the PRC, i.e. the crime of negligently causing serious accident, the crime of major labor safety accident, the crime of failing to report or reporting false information about safety accident, the directly responsible person in charge and other directly liable persons of the production and business operation entity are those to be held accountable. So, how to determine the persons responsible for work safety in enterprises? 
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作者:刘婷 宋苗 金杜律师商务合规部

根据《安全生产法》的规定,生产经营单位存在某些安全生产违规的情况下,除对企业实施相应的行政处罚外,还可能对直接负责的主管人员和其他直接责任人员个人处以相关的行政处罚。同时,我国《刑法》中涉及安全生产事故相关的几个罪名中,重大责任事故罪、重大劳动安全事故罪、不报、谎报安全事故罪所追究的责任主体也均为生产经营单位的直接负责的主管人员及其他直接责任人员。企业安全生产的责任人员具体应如何确定呢?
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By Luo Ai, Tang Xiaojing King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

On 1 August 2017, Guangdong High Court published the Explanation about Difficult Issues in Adjudicating Labor Disputes (“Explanation”). This is Guangdong High Court’s third judicial opinion on labor disputes since the Employment Contract Law’s entry into force in 2008. This Explanation consists of 23 sections, which can be divided into five groups:

Group I (sections 1 to 4): Determination of employment relationship. The keynote is “employment relationship shall not be generalized”. Diversification and liberalization of employment models are recognized. The characteristics and constituent elements of employment relationship are reiterated. The courts put emphasis on substance and respect the agreement of the parties.
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