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Working out of Seattle and Beijing, Grace is Harris Bricken’s lead attorney on China labor and employment law matters and the author of a book, the China Employment Law Guide. She is a native Beijinger who has studied and lived in the United States for many years. She is fluent in English and in Mandarin Chinese, and works out of Harris Bricken's Beijing and Seattle offices. Her international background gives her a deep understanding of both American and Chinese cultures and legal systems.

China employment lawyerIf you as a China employer are not documenting your employee separations in writing, you are not doing it correctly. And with China’s pandemic-induced economic downtown, it is more important than ever that you handle your China employee separations correctly.

Regardless of the type of employee termination, you should clearly and correctly document it in

China employment lawyersSince the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, China has released and updated countless national and local employment laws to deal with rapidly changing circumstances. In the United States and the EU, best practices usually dictate that you update your company’s employee handbook at least once a year and even more often if there have been

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Shanghai’s Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and Shanghai’s High People’s Court together recently released a set of Guiding Opinions on “Handling Labor Dispute Cases Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Below are some of the highlights from these Guiding Opinions, which though focused on just Shanghai,

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Though many of our clients that manufacture in China are leaving China because of the costs, the difficulties and the tariffs, many of our clients that sell their goods and services into China are looking to move into China or grow their operations there. No matter what is going on in or regarding China, China

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Many foreign companies in China have laid off employees because of the coronavirus and some of these companies will eventually want to bring some or all of their laid off employees back. Our China employment lawyers are already getting inquiries about how to do this. We are also seeing situations where an employee who voluntarily

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Since the coronavirus outbreak, many new employment rules have been released on both the national and local levels to cover new employment issues that have arisen due to the virus. With China’s economy significantly damaged and pressure coming from the central government to maintain stability, China employers are finding it difficult to strike a balance