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Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2014

The labor law team has received Band 1 recommendation from Chambers ever since the agency first made recommendations in this practice area. Other preeminent industry rating agencies including Legal 500 and China Law & Practice also pay great praise to and highly recommend the team. Handling both litigation and non-litigation matters, the team’s work runs the gamut of domestic and international suits, PRC labor counseling, and cross-border and cross-disciplinary labor counseling. Zhong Lun’s labor law team counts multinationals, large state-owned enterprises, large-scale financial institutions and foreign law firms among its clients.

Scope of Services

  • Drafting and revising employment contracts, employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, compensation policies and other HR-related policies and documents
  • Advising on employee’s compliance/corruption issues and related labor disputes
  • Assisting in investigations and evidence gathering related to employee terminations
  • Advising on employee redeployment in regard to restructurings and business transfers
  • Planning and implementing workforce reduction plans and strategies
  • Providing legal services related to cross-border labor and employment issues, including transnational personnel arrangements, visa, work and resident permit, etc.
  • Advising, reviewing and drafting “Golden Parachute” and other employee incentive plans in case of change in control
  • Providing legal services related to China’s Trade Union Law, such as trade union establishment, collective bargaining negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Advising on declarations and payments of social insurance premiums, transfers of social insurance accounts and compliance issues related to social insurance and employee benefits
  • Representing clients in labor-related mediation, settlement discussions, arbitration and litigation
  • Training employees on labor and employment law, compliance/anti-corruption and protecting clients’ trade secrets