Employment relations are often undervalued by many enterprises as they are viewed as relations where economic value and potential financial loss is not substantial.
However it has been proved to be a wrong perception, especially in China where labour legislation has developed considerably in recent years. Not adhering to the regulations might cause financial loss to the employer in terms of compensation to the employees, penalty imposed by authorities and importantly damage of company reputation. One omission or mistake can cause an avalanche of employees’ complaints and labour disputes.
Therefore it is crucial to pay attention not only to labour laws and regulations, but to carefully draft, publish and make binding internal rules as well as a staff handbook, which is an effective tool to prevent common labour disputes.
If you are about to set up a company in China, plan to adjust your HR management system or strengthen internal processes, then join us for this webinar to clearly understand:
• The role of a staff handbook and how to make it binding and enforceable;
• Provisions to include in your handbook;
• Ways to prevent common labour disputes including termination and claims for bonuses.
Looking for more information? Find them in our guideline Preparing an Employee Handbook in China.
About the Speaker
Ludmila Hyklova, Legal Advisor, EU SME Centre
Ludmila has been involved in legal consulting on international investment and cooperation for more than 17 years. She is now in charge of providing legal advice to EU SMEs looking to establish themselves in the Chinese market. After working as legal counsel for a number of multinational corporations and for the government sector in Europe, Ludmila spent most of her professional life in China working for a large EU financial group and now for the EU SME Centre. She focuses on foreign investment law, company law, corporate governance and labour law.
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