Managing Layoffs in China

Labor & Employment NOW Video Series

May 22, 2020

As companies with employees in China face unprecedented business challenges in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, partner Lesli Ligorner illuminates the legal requirements and the practical issues that employers must consider when attempting to conduct a termination in China—be it an individual termination, reduction in force, or mass layoff. Lesli explains the allowable circumstances for a mass layoff, highlights the laws protecting certain categories of employees from dismissal, and details employers’ consultation obligations. She also offers strategies and practical considerations for employers seeking to negotiate mutual termination agreements.