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China - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65.
    [Please note that the ECL has been modified by the PRC Presdient's Order No. 73 in force since July 1st, 2013 - available in NATLEX]
    Date: 01 Jul 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18).
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009.
    Date: 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL], last amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People 's Congress adopted on April 24, 2015.
    Date: 24 Apr 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008.
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    [Please note that the ECL has been modified by the PRC Presdient's Order No. 73 in force since July 1st, 2013 - available in NATLEX]
    Date: 01 Jul 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL], last amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People 's Congress adopted on April 24, 2015.
    Date: 24 Apr 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


References
NOTE: This information has changed since the previous period covered.
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    [Please note that the ECL has been modified by the PRC Presdient's Order No. 73 in force since July 1st, 2013 - available in NATLEX]
    Date: 01 Jul 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL], last amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People 's Congress adopted on April 24, 2015.
    Date: 24 Apr 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    [Please note that the ECL has been modified by the PRC Presdient's Order No. 73 in force since July 1st, 2013 - available in NATLEX]
    Date: 01 Jul 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


Reforms under process

Remarks:
  • A reform to the PRC Employment Contracts Law (EPL) is currently being made but has not yet been enacted.



References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    [Please note that the ECL has been modified by the PRC Presdient's Order No. 73 in force since July 1st, 2013 - available in NATLEX]
    Date: 01 Jul 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


Reforms under process

Remarks:
  • A reform to the PRC Employment Contracts Law (EPL) is currently being made but has not yet been enacted.



References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    Date: 29 Jun 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28
    Date: 05 Jul 1994 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China, effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Provisions for Consultation and Mediation of Enterprise Labour Disputes (Promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on November 30 2011), in force since January 1st, 2012. [in Chinese only]
    Date: 30 Nov 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


Reforms under process

Remarks:
  • A reform to the PRC Employment Contracts Law (EPL) is currently being made but has not yet been enacted.



References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    Date: 29 Jun 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website »
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 05 Jul 1994; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China
    Date: effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    Date: 29 Jun 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18)
    Date: 18 Sep 2008; view website »
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 2009 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China
    Date: effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.


References
  • Employment Contract Law [ECL], PRC President's Order No. 65
    Date: 29 Jun 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Law [LL], PRC President's Order No. 28, as last amended in 2009
    Date: 05 Jul 1994; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Law [EPL]
    Date: 30 Aug 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Implementation Regulations for the PRC Employment Contract Law (2200/08/09/18); view website »
  • Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China
    Date: effective as of 1 May 2008
    Date: 29 Dec 2007; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
Remarks:
  • Employment of civil servants is regulated by the Civil Servant Law, No 35 of 27 April 2005.