On 31 January 2013, the PRC Supreme People's Court issued the Judicial Interpretation IV of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Labour Dispute Cases ("Interpretation IV"), effective as of 1 February 2013.

Compared with the draft issued for public comments in June last year, Interpretation IV contains a number of changes which may have a significant impact on PRC employment law practice.

This article highlights the key provisions and issues.

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