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


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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

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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

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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


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