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Webinar: How to cope with HR challenges in China? Recruiting and employing foreigners in China

  • Type :Webinar
  • Date :Jul 2, All day, 2013
  • Venue :Online

With a population of 1.3 billion people, human capital remains China’s most essential resource. At the same time, HRM has repeatedly been reported as the top business challenges for foreign companies doing business in China. The main challenges which EU SMEs are facing while doing business generally include the rapidly changing legal environment and cultural differences related to recruitment and retention of staff.

In recent years, China has undertaken a very ambitious reform of its labour and employment regulatory framework. One of the major changes is emerging from the revision of the Entry and Exit Law which will enter into force on 1 July 2013. It aims at strengthening control of foreigners working in China. The law sets forth a catalogue setting stricter limitations as well as the possibility to introduce a new visa for “talents”. These are but the major changes and it is essential for SMEs to have a thorough understanding of the recent changes to stay in compliance with the law.

In this EU SME Centre webinar, Johnny Choi will introduce:

- Different arrangements for hiring foreigners to work in the PRC
- Structuring their employment:  contracts, terms and rights
- Tax implications
- Getting the necessary approvals to work in the PRC
- Major changes emerging from the Entry and Exit Law enter into force on 1 July 2013: a legal update.


Speaker biography

Johnny Choi, Associate Simmons & Simmons Beijing

Johnny has experience in all areas of PRC employment law,working for top employment law practices in China since 2005. Hespecialises in providing strategic counselling to multinational clients onemployment hiring and termination; establishment and enforcement of company policies; non-compete restrictions; leaves of absence; downsizing; wage and hour laws; and employment due diligence and employee transition issues in M&A transactions.

You can find the recorded video on Youtube:

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