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Understanding Labor and Employment Law in China

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ISBN13: 9781107402652
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2009)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521191487



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Continued economic prosperity in China and its international competitive advantage have been due in large part to the labor of workers in China, who for many years toiled in underregulated workplaces. More recently, labor law reforms have been praised for their progressive measures and, at the same time, blamed for placing too many economic burdens on companies, especially those operating on the margins, which in some cases have caused business failures. This, combined with the global downturn and the millions of displaced and unemployed Chinese migrant laborers, has created ongoing debate about the labor laws. Meanwhile, the Chinese Union has organized many of the Global Fortune 500 companies, and a form of collective bargaining is occurring. Workers are pursuing their legal labor rights in increasing numbers. This 2009 book provides a clear overview of the labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements, as well as practices under these laws used to deal with labor issues.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , China
Contents:
Part I. Understanding China's Regulation of the Workplace: 1. Introduction; 2. Labor and employment laws and administration
Part II. Employment Relationships: 3. Employment relationships; 4. Individual labor contracts formation and content: tightening the relationship; 5. Collective labor contracts and collective negotiations
Part III. Hiring and Employment Practices: 6. Hiring and employment practices and the law; 7. Employment anti-discrimination laws
Part IV. Working Conditions, Wages, and Hours: 8. Safety and health protection; 9. Injury compensation; 10. Wages and hours
Part V. Employee Benefits: Leave, Medical, Maternity, Work-Related, Unemployment, and Pension Insurance: 11. Mandated and non-mandated employee benefits
Part VI. Discipline and Termination under Employment Agreements: 12. Employer rules: conduct, discipline, and termination; 13. Restrictive covenants: employee loyalty and employers' protectable interests; 14. Resolving labor disputes by mediation, arbitration, and litigation legal regulation
Part VII. Rights, Remedies, and Multiple Forums: 15. Working labor and employment laws: illustrations; 16. Illustrative contracts.