Shanghai: Fired! The Legal Ins and Outs of Employee Dismissal in China

As the Chinese economy is slowing down the rise of labor costs has been considered one of the biggest challenges by companies operating in China. Indeed, rising salaries, the cost of social benefits and the difficulty in terminating employees are major concerns for Human Resources professionals.

Ms. Cathy Qu, Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm, will focus on the legal practice for group layoffs and individual dismissals in China. By way of illustration, Australia’s ranking for regulations on individual dismissal by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is 1.67 out of 5, compared to 3.3 in China. It is a known fact that China is relatively protective of its workers, and it follows that individual dismissals and group layoffs require a good understanding of both labor law and the reality.

Ms. Cathy Qu will explore the labor law thought explanations and cases, but most importantly, elaborate on the best practices of employment management to mitigate risks when dismissing employees.

Ms. Cathy Qu, Senior Partner at River Delta Law Firm

Ms. Cathy Qu has been awarded an LL.M. degree with distinction in the UK and has been engaging in the practice of Employment Law for more than a decade, making her an expert in the areas of labor law and HR compliance. Her specialties are providing companies with effective human resource management solutions, arbitration and litigation representations, internal bylaws and documents design, drafting and revision services, practical training, personnel placement scheme of enterprise structural redundancy and on-site negotiation.


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Wed, June 14, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


32F Tower 1, Jing'An Kerry Center
1515 West Nanjing Road