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China Matters: China Plans Widespread Protections for Employees

June 30, 2006

By K. Lesli Ligorner

The release of the draft Labor Contracts Law, or Employment Contracts Law (Draft Law), by Chinas National Peoples Congress on March 20, 2006 has attracted considerable attention because of the increased protection it gives to employees. It is a move that will impact all employment relationships in the country, and it could become law as early as this Fall.

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