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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.

The latest issue of the China employment law series looks at: what employers need to consider under the New Personal Information Protection Law, new measures to protect gig worker labor security rights and interests, the illegality of the ‘996’ work system, flexible employment measures for the Free Trade Zone enterprises, Shanghai court rulings on office phone conversations being used as evidence, Beijing court rulings on lawful dismissal, Shenzhen court rulings on dismissal, and new protection for delivery workers.

In this issue:
• Amendment to Work Safety Law issued
• Shenzhen issues electronic employment contract dispute settlement rules
• Guangdong High People’s Court publishes 10 typical labor dispute cases
• Jiangsu High People’s Court provides guidance on typical employment cases in Jiangsu Province
• Shenzhen releases Q&A on employment issues relating to COVID-19
• Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court publishes guidance on typical cases involving post-termination non-competition restrictions
• Shanghai High People’s Court rules cessation of employment legal when employee reaches statutory retirement age
• Beijing court requires general manager to return salaries due to false background information

Various new regulations issued on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao residents working in mainland China PRC authorities have recently issued several national notices to repeal the employment permit and work authorization requirement for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao residents (“HTM residents”) working in mainland China. Moreover, HTM residents are now eligible to receive residence…