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Conference on Employment Contracts in China

18 November 2004

Hong Kong: Key Media held its "Labor Contracts and Employers' Obligations in China" conference, covering recent legal developments affecting employment contracts and the scope of employers' obligations in the context of increased protections for workers throughout China. Topics discussed at the conference included distinctions among various types of employers and employees, mandatory terms and conditions precedent to employment, confidentiality and non-compete covenants, employment contract termination and breach, worker remuneration, social insurance obligations, and resolution of labor disputes.
Isabelle Wan delivered a keynote presentation at the event regarding worker remuneration, social insurance contributions and coverage, vicarious liability of employers for employee actions, employers' liabilities in connection with labor disputes, and application of employment contracts and employee handbooks during labor disputes.