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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By Jiang Junlu King & Wood Mallesons’ Labor & Employment Group

At the end of 2013, the Interim Regulation on Labor Dispatch was adopted in the ministerial conference of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. This regulation was promulgated before the Lunar New Year and became effective on March 1, 2014, which is expected to prelude the readjustment of labor dispatch.
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The “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Mediation and Arbitration of Labor Disputes” (“the New Law”) came into force on May 1, 2008. This promulgation has introduced many innovative concepts to Chinese law. The most notable change was the extension of the statutory period for filing arbitration applications in labor disputes.

By Xu Xiaodan,  King & Wood’s International Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Continue Reading Statute of Limitations Extended for Commencing Arbitration in Labor Disputes