By Linda Liang, Yang Chunhui King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

If couriers have any traffic accident when delivering services, the compensation liability may sometimes be borne by the takeout platform, or sometimes by couriers themselves, or even by an unknown third party. In principle, there should be rules to govern the apportion of the compensation liability, for according to the basic principles of Tort Law, when a worker in “working relationship” (including labor relationship, service relationship,employment relationship and labor dispatch relationship) causes damage to others during delivery of work, the party assigning the work ( “employer”) shall bear the tort liability. However, now the relationship between couriers and takeout platforms is so complex that the question who should bear the liability also becomes complex.
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作者:姜俊禄 吴梦秋 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

根据《法制日报》10月24日报道,全国人大常委会法工委分别向广东、云南、江西、海南、福建5个地方人大发函,建议这五地根据本省实际情况对地方人口与计划生育条例中有关企业对其超生职工给予开除或者解除劳动合同的规定适时作出修改。

全国人大常委会法工委有关部门负责人认为,因现实情况与立法之初相比发生了重大变化,执行相关地方人口与计生条例的有关规定时,原则上应适时作出调整。对于暂时难以调整的,在执行上也应有所变化,至少应减缓执行力度,以适应时代和政策变化,适应改革发展要求,这也是立法体现适当性的必然要求。 
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By Jiang Junlu and Wu Mengqiu  King & Wood Mallesons‘ Commercial & Regulatory group

According to the report of Legal Daily on October 24th, the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (the “Legislative Affairs Commission”) respectively sent letters to five local people’s congresses in Guangdong, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Hainan and Fujian. It is suggested that these congresses amend provisions of local regulations on population and family planning based on the reality of each province, regarding the dismissal or termination of employment contracts with employees who have more children than that are allowed by the Law on Population and Family Planning (the “Family Planning Law”) (“unplanned childbirth”). 
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作者:徐晓丹 张晶晶 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

前一阵,女演员袁立长期救助尘肺病人一事进入大众视野,尘肺病人的生存现状也再次成为热议。恰逢《职业病防治法》于2017年11月进行了颁布以来的第三次修订,本文将由尘肺病这一最常见的职业病说起,聊聊职业病防治的那些事儿。
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By Jiang Junlu and Liu Chang King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

Allan, an American citizen, is the vice president of the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. He has been travelling on business frequently between China and the United States, and sometimes, on major projects, he has to stay in China for months. Allan would like his wife and his 6-year-old daughter to join him from time to time and so that they could also know more about the charm of oriental culture. 
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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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