By Linda LIANG, LIU Piao King & Wood Mallesons
On April 24, 2017, Beijing Higher People’s Court and Beijing Labor and Personnel Dispute Arbitration Commission jointly issued the Answer on the Legal Application of Labor Dispute Cases (hereafter referred to as “the Answer”). Article 11, Section 3 of the Answer adopts a lenient attitude towards the standard of reviewing unlawful dismissals during the probation period. The Answer clearly points out that, when determining whether laborers meet the recruitment conditions, the standard applied during the probation period may be moderately lower than that after the expiration of the probation period. More than one year has passed since the Answer was issued, by reviewing recent judgments made by arbitration commissions and courts on dismissals during the probation period, further analysis is made regarding new changes as below. Continue Reading New Trends in the Judiciary: How to Dismiss Employees during the Probation Period?