Labor & Employment


Labor & Employment

Our labor and employment group has for years received high praise and special recommendation from many well-known legal rating agencies, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, and China Law & Practice. Our services extend to both contentious and non-contentious matters, with our contentious practice focusing on litigation and arbitration over labor disputes in China. Our non-contentious mandates include not only domestic labor law matters, but also foreign-related labor law issues involved in “going out” efforts of Chinese businesses, employment in China by foreign-invested enterprises, employment of foreign employees in China, and other cross-border and cross-jurisdiction activities. We count among our clients Fortune 500 multinationals, large state-owned enterprises, prominent private companies, Chinese representative offices of renowned foreign law firms, and many small- and medium-sized businesses and startups.

Scope of Services

  • Routine counseling on labor and employment matters
  • Compliance review and revision of labor and employment rules
  • Resolution of labor and employment disputes  
  • Placement and layoff of employees
  • Protection of trade secrets and non-compete  
  • Investigation into and handling of employees’ misconducts/non-compliance events 
  • Employee incentives and related dispute resolution
  • Establishment of trade unions and collective bargaining  
  • Social insurance compliance and work-related injuries
  • Counseling on foreign individuals’ employment in and immigration to China
  • Counseling on occupational health and work safety and resolution of related disputes