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By Luo Ai  Xie Minru  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group

luo_aiAn announcement from Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China (MOHRSS) comes out that “Letter of the General Office of the Ministry of Labor on Answer to Whether Disputes Arised from Determining Employees’ Leaving without Permission

By Liang Yanling(Linda) YANG Yi King and Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group

Rliang_lindaapid development of new enterprises operating via mobile app platforms (“New Enterprises”) proved the huge potential market demand. On Jan 11, 2016, DIDI announced that a total of 1.43 trillion orders were placed across all its platforms in 2015. It could

By Jiang Junlu  Li Hongchuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Labor Group 

jiang_junlu1. Where no agreement is reached, the law provides no remedy

Coming out of the conference room, Zhang Ran appeared depressed. Leaning on her elbow at the desk, Zhang Ran felt she had met her biggest difficulty since taking the office of HR director. In March, the Head Office informed her that all the legal departments of its China entities would be integrated into the Asia Pacific head office, and accordingly, only the position of Legal Business Partner would still be offered in the China entities. Since then, Zhang Ran had this challenge: how to negotiate with the Legal Director at her branch about the change of position? When she greeted the Legal Director in the office, even the expression on her face became unnatural. Today, they finally had a chance to talk about this matter directly for an hour and a half. During the conversation, the Legal Director expressed reluctance about the change and even struck the desk in anger. At last, the negotiation ended in acrimony. “Oh my goodness…Just a change in title and no change in terms of salaries or other treatment, how can he be so stubborn?” Zhang Ran complained to her colleagues in a low voice. 
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