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Shanghai Releases Talent Policy

In order to further implement Shanghai's talent policy, further develop the main role of enterprises in the market, and create a good environment for talent gathering and development, the Shanghai Enterprise HR Alliance was established in Pudong International Talent Port. At the meeting, the "Shanghai Talent Policy" was also released.


China Corporate Social Security White Paper 2019

Judging from the social security base compliance, the proportion of social security compliance in China's enterprises has continued to increase, and the number of fully compliant enterprises has reached 29.9%.


Guangdong New Talents Policy

Guangdong's goal is to conduct more than 2.6 million subsidized vocational skills training in the province between 2019 and 2021, of which more than 700,000 in 2019. By the end of 2021, the proportion of skilled workers in the province will be more than 25% of the total employed population, and the proportion of highly skilled personnel in the skilled personnel will reach more than 35%.


Beijing's New Deal Attracts Foreign Talents

Foreign talents employed by qualified science and technology service companies can obtain work permits, talent visas, social security and "Green Channel" service according to foreign talents policy (category A).


Strengthening of the Vocational Skills of Express Delivery Workers

The State Post Bureau and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security jointly issued the "Notice on Strengthening the Vocational Skills Training for Express Delivery Workers". Express delivery enterprises shall fully withdraw and use employee education funds in accordance with relevant regulations, of which more than 60% are used for front-line staff training.


Key Enterprises in Shanghai Lingang Area are Subject to Preferential Income Tax Rate

Enterprises that are engaged in the R&D of core projects in key areas such as integrated circuits, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, and civil aviation in the Shanghai Lingang new area shall be subject to a corporate income tax rate of 15% within 5 years from the date of establishment.


The Ministry of Human and Social Affairs Issues Five Types of Vacation Standards

On August 1st, the official website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued the "Standards for Vacations and Holidays," which consolidate in one article the existing five types of vacations, including rest days, legal holidays, annual leave, family leave, and wedding and funeral leave.

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Japanese Companies Encourage Employees to Take Vacations and Work Remotely in Resorts

More and more Japanese companies are taking various measures to encourage employees to take vacations. Some companies have introduced a “working while on vacation” system that combines vacation and work and subsidizes travel expenses for employees.


Extended Maternity Leave to Avoid Brain Drain in Brazil

According to a survey released by Aon Hewitt, a world-renowned human resources management consulting firm, one-fifth (21%) of the 640 Brazilian companies surveyed allowed male employees to extend paternity leave. Nearly one-third (29%) allowed female employees to extend maternity leave.


French Unemployment Insurance Reform Measures Will Come into Effect in November

Recently, the French government issued new rules for the reform of unemployment benefits, which will take effect from November 2019 to April 2020. The goal of reforming unemployment benefits is to save government spending.


Law Update


Suggestion of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on Strengthening and Standardizing General Undergraduate College Internship Management

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Several Opinions of the People’s Government of Shanghai Municipality on the Promotion of Regional Headquarters of Multinational Corporations in Shanghai

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Notice of the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau on the Average Salary of Employees in Legal Entities for the Calculation of the Economic Compensation Cap

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Notice of the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province and Other Four Departments on Publishing the Issue of the Average Monthly Salary of Employees and the Upper and Lower Bounds of the Basic Old-Age insurance Base of the Whole Province in 2018

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Measures of Health Commission of Guangdong Province on the Management of Occupational Disease Diagnosticians

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Interim Measures of the Guangzhou Municipality on the Management of Financial Subsidies for the Preferential Individual Income Tax Policies

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Minutes of the Shandong Higher People's Court and the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province on Several Issues about the Trial of Labor Dispute Cases

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Notice of Tianjin Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau on the Relevant Issues of Adjusting the 2019 Work Injury Insurance Treatment Standard

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Guiding Opinions of the Jiangsu Higher People’s Court on Several Issues about the Trial of Paid Annual Leave for Employees Dispute

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Interpretation of the Jilin Higher People's Court on Several Issues about the Application of Laws for the Trial of Labor Dispute Cases (II)

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