Thursday, 31 May 2012

China Updates- Employment Contract Law

A foreign national’s severance claim has been upheld under the Employment Contract Law (ECL) by a Shanghai court. Thus, the general employment law has been applied to foreign nationals rather than only, indeed in preference to, the separate national regulations on employment of foreigners. The decision by the Shanghai Jing’an District People’s Court in April 2010 was based on the principle that the ECL did not exclude foreigners and hence should be applied to them, assertions of freedom of contract notwithstanding .

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