Event Details

As the Chinese economy is slowing down the rise of labor costs has been considered one of the biggest challenges by companies operating in China. Indeed, rising salaries, the cost of social benefits and the difficulty in terminating employees are major concerns for Human Resources professionals. Witnessing these issues, the government is considering lightening the employer burden with a second amendment of the Labor Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Attend this exciting seminar with two of China's leading experts on Chinese Labour Contract Law, and learn crucial information for HR, management, and entrepreneurs starting their own companies. After the seminar, we invite you to network with professionals in the CanCham community. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

Tickets

Individual Ticket
Member Price RMB 100
Standard Price RMB 150
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 100
Door Price RMB 150

Agenda

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration
9:15 AM - 10 AM
Legal Practice on Group Layoffs and Individual Dismissals
In the first part of the conference, Ms. Cathy Qu, Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm, will focus on the legal practice for group layoffs and individual dismissals in China. By way of il...
In the first part of the conference, Ms. Cathy Qu, Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm, will focus on the legal practice for group layoffs and individual dismissals in China. By way of illustration, Canada’s ranking for regulations on individual dismissal by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is 0.9 out of 5, compared to 3.3 in China. It is a known fact that China is relatively protective of its workers, and it follows that individual dismissals and group layoffs require a good understanding of both labor law and the reality. Ms. Cathy Qu will explain the labor law but most importantly, elaborate on the best practices of employment management to mitigate risks when dismissing employees.
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10 AM - 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM - 11 AM
Upcoming Modification of the Labor Contract Law
In the second part of the training, Mr. Jason Lu, Founding and Managing Partner of River Delta Law Firm, will cover the topic of the upcoming second amendment of the Labor Contract Law. The ...
In the second part of the training, Mr. Jason Lu, Founding and Managing Partner of River Delta Law Firm, will cover the topic of the upcoming second amendment of the Labor Contract Law. The rising labor costs in China and low employment flexibility have been criticized on multiple occasions, not only by enterprises, but also scholars, government officials and legal practitioners. Whilst it is commonly agreed that a reform should happen, the exact range and its practical ramifications remain unknown. With his strong knowledge in the field of labor & employment law, Mr. Jason Lu will analyse the recent history of the second amendment and its current situation to demonstrate the likely path the reform will take. More importantly, Mr. Jason Lu will use his deep insights to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the employers will face after the modifications of the Labor Contract Law, such as modifying key clauses in company’s bylaws and labor contracts, etc.
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11 AM - 12 PM
Networking

Speakers

  • Jason Lu (Founding and Managing Partner at River Delta Law Firm)

    Jason Lu

    Founding and Managing Partner at River Delta Law Firm

    http://www.jsjlawyer.com/

    Mr. Jason Lu, the Founding and Managing Partner of River Delta Law Firm, is a renowned labor and employment law expert in China. Mr. Lu is a forerunner and pioneer in the labor and employment law services area in Mainland China.

    With a practicing period of over 20 years, Mr. Lu founded the first professional online labor law service platform www.laodongfa.com, initiated the first HR periodical Laborlaw China, and launched the first APP software Laborlaw China for HR services. Mr. Lu was also a perennial legal consultant for hundreds of multinational corporations, foreign-funded enterprises, state-owned enterprises and private enterprises. He has provided labor law training for thousands of enterprises ever since he began to practice labor and employment law. Mr. Lu’s outstanding performance in labor law has brought him a good reputation among his peers and has helped establish his status as a benchmark figure in the area of labor and employment law services in Mainland China.

    Current Social Positions:

    • Advisor to Shanghai Joint Conference of Labor Coordination
    • Head of Employment and Labor Law Committee of Shanghai Bar Association
    • Legal consultant to Shanghai Municipal Trade Union
    • Expert arbitrator in Shanghai Labor Dispute Arbitration Committee
    • Executive Director to China Labor Law Society
    • Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Consultative Conference in Shanghai Pudong New Area District
    • Vice President of Employment and Labor Law Section of Shanghai Law Society
    • Guest professor and M.A. candidate instructor of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

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  • Cathy Qu (Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm)

    Cathy Qu

    Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm

    http://www.jsjlawyer.com/

    Ms. Cathy Qu has been awarded an LL.M. degree with distinction in the UK and has been engaging in the practice of Employment Law for more than a decade, making her an expert in the areas of labor law and HR compliance. Her specialties are providing companies with effective human resource management solutions, arbitration and litigation representations, internal bylaws and documents design, drafting and revision services, practical trainings, personnel placement scheme of enterprise structural redundancy, on-site negotiation service, etc. Many MNCs have acquired Ms. Qu’s consultation services on HR compliance issues and settling any disputes triggered in English and Chinese. Additionally, she has provided them with litigation and non-litigation services, which has had a significant social impact on many occasions. Ms. Qu has been invited by various institutions, government departments and enterprises to give public or internal seminars, and is highly regarded by audiences due to her expertise and teaching style.

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