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In this issue:

  • COVID-19 – Government announces several measures to assist employers
  • State Council issues measures to increase job stability
  • China reduces social insurance and housing fund burden on employers due to COVID-19 outbreak
  • PRC lifts restrictions on wholly foreign owned HR service companies
  • Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issues notice on electronic employment contracts
  • China takes steps to reduce employer’s contributions to disabled persons’ protection fund
  • Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provide joint guidance on controversial labor questions
  • Guangzhou issues guiding opinion on employment disputes

Jonathan Isaacs heads Baker McKenzie's China Employment Practice. Mr. Isaacs is listed as a leading lawyer for China employment law in various legal publications and has shared insights on labor and employment issues with many publications and media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Voice of America, RTHK, LA Times and Fortune Magazine. He has also co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. He is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York, USA.


Zheng Lu is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Shanghai office. She specializes in Employment & Compensation, International Labor & Human Rights, Employee Benefits & Equity Services, as well as Business Changes & Restructuring. She finished her JD in the University of Iowa, and is admitted to the Missouri Bar Association.


Bofu An is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Beijing office. His practice focuses on labor, employment and employee benefits. He was a Special Counsel at Baker McKenzie's Employment Practice Group in Beijing, before which he was an arbitrator at the Beijing Municipal Labor Disputes Arbitration Commission for several years. Not only had he worked for several years in a Beijing local law firm where he handled many labor dispute cases, he also has extensive in-house experience as legal counsel for China Light & Power Asia Limited.