Labor and Employment Law
The Ministry of Equality has prepared, together with the Ministry of Employment and employee and employer representatives, an informative document that seeks to facilitate compliance with pay audit obligations.
Listed companies should aim to have at least 40% of non-executive director positions filled by members of the under-represented sex, or 33% of all director positions, including executive directors. The deal also sets out guidelines for selection processes.
In guidelines published by the Ministry, it details the information that must be provided by the company to the workers’ representatives and to the workers themselves. The document includes a tool/questionnaire to determine and systemize the obligations relating to the use of algorithms.
Due to the ongoing situation of COVID-19 in China, especially in Shanghai, the Chinese government has introduced more regulations and policies or extended the deadline of the previously issued regulations and policies to further support both the economic development and the business. In this Newsletter, we will share with you detailed provisions of these policies in Shanghai focusing on the topics of labor and employment, leasing, tax, etc. Depending on the location of your business, there could be more specific implementation rules at local level.
Despite the created expectations, any changes to subcontracting introduced by the recent labor reform have been minimal. When it comes to the collective labor agreements to apply to employees of contractors or subcontractors, precedence must be interpreted as exactly that because there is neither an unconditional obligation for contractors to apply the industry collective agreement for their activity nor are company collective agreements always subject to industry collective agreements in relation to setting pay terms.