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Proposed Amendments to the PRC Employment Contract Law - Impact on Labour Dispatch Companies (Part 2)

23 November 2012
Mayer Brown Legal Update

November 2012: Anticipated changes to PRC Employment Contract Law this month will affect labour dispatch companies, if approved. Changes are likely to be retroactive and will, therefore, impact all existing, as well as new, labour dispatch companies.

This is the final part in our 2-part series addressing the changes to the PRC's laws regarding labour dispatch companies. In part 1, we considered the national legal changes to the Employment Contract Law (ECL) and how they impact labour dispatch companies. In this part we, consider the recent changes made to local labour dispatch regulations in Chongqing, Jilin, Guangdong, Shanghai and Tianjin, and address some of the practical matters left unanswered by the draft ECL amendment.


  • Andy S. Yeo
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  • Duncan A. W. Abate
    T +852 2843 2203
  • Hong Tran
    T +852 2843 4233
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