Labor & Employment

Practice Areas

Labor & Employment

Ranked Band 1 in Employment for consecutive years (Chambers Asia Pacific)

Zhong Lun’s labor and employment team has received a top-tier (Band One) recommendation for several years running by Chambers & Partners, and has also received high praise and special recommendation by many other well-known industry rating agencies including The Legal 500 and China Law & Practice. The team handles both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients. As for contentious matters, the team focuses mainly on domestic labor disputes but also handles foreign-related labor disputes. As for non-contentious matters, the team advises clients on complicated cross-border and/or cross-jurisdiction foreign-related labor and employment issues besides consulting on general domestic labor and employment matters. Our clients include multinationals, large state-owned enterprises, large-scale financial institutions, many foreign law firms along with small and medium-sized foreign and Chinese companies.

Scope of Services

  • Drafting and revising employment contracts, employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, compensation policies and other HR-related policies and documents
  • Advising on employee’s compliance/corruption issues and related labor disputes
  • Assisting in investigations and evidence gathering related to employee terminations
  • Advising on employee redeployment in regard to restructurings and business transfers
  • Planning and implementing workforce reduction plans and strategies
  • Providing legal services related to cross-border labor and employment issues, including transnational personnel arrangements, visa, work and resident permit, etc.
  • Advising, reviewing and drafting “Golden Parachute” and other employee incentive plans in case of change in control
  • Providing legal services related to China’s Trade Union Law, such as trade union establishment, collective bargaining negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Advising on declarations and payments of social insurance premiums, transfers of social insurance accounts and compliance issues related to social insurance and employee benefits
  • Representing clients in labor-related mediation, settlement discussions, arbitration and litigation
  • Training employees on labor and employment law, compliance/anti-corruption and protecting clients’ trade secrets