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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 coronavirus employment laws

On February 7, the PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released Twelve Opinions on Stabilizing Labor Relations and Supporting Enterprises’ Resumption of Work and Production. Here is a short summary of the issues most relevant to foreign companies with employees in China and to expats in China.

First, employers and employees are encouraged

China employment Coronavirus LawsYesterday, in BREAKING NEWS: Beijing Issues New Employment Rules For Dealing with the Coronavirus, I wrote about Beijing labor authorities having released a “notice on stabilizing labor relations during the period of epidemic prevention and control so as to better protect and benefit employees.” I concluded that post by saying that “if you are

China Employment Lawyers

Employers should be very careful using WeChat to manage their employment affairs.

Consider this hypothetical. Employer amends its Rules and Regulations to require its employees forward or repurpose all Employer WeChat articles as the employee’s own “moments” on the employee’s personal WeChat account. The new Rules and Regulations also discipline employees who fail to meet

China Statury Retirement Age

Foreign companies doing business in China fairly often ask our China employment lawyers whether they can legally hire someone who has passed the legal retirement age. The short answer is that doing so is legal, but somewhat complicated.

Consider this hypothetical. Employer employs Employee (male) for several years. Employee turns 60, the statutory retirement age,