The coronavirus outbreak has become a global emergency. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, Chinese authorities imposed quarantines and restricted travel throughout the country. National and local governments have issued various rules dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. On Jan. 24, the Office of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued a notice on the proper handling of labor relations related to the virus. Many provincial and municipal governments (including Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Suzhou and Chongqing as well as the Guangdong, Shandong, and Zhejiang provinces) have issued stricter rules in accordance with authorizations provided under China’s Emergency Response law and other regulations.
National and local rules have imposed significant challenges for companies operating in China. This blog post summarizes key Chinese national and local rules governing employer obligations and provides general guidance on how foreign businesses operating in China can comply with the new rules. Because the coronavirus outbreak remains a global emergency, companies are encouraged to check local rules and laws daily to ensure compliance with the latest local regulations.
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