Institute for China Studies

Managing Labor Disputes And Termination Of Labor Relationships In China

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Course Highlights

  • In this course you will learn different ways how to manage and mitigate labor disputes and the different ways to terminate employment relationships.
  • You will develop an understanding of the different steps part of the dispute escalation trajectory in China, and how follow up on each of these steps is legally structured.
  • You will gain in-depth insights in how to manage labor disputes with employees who hold individual employment contracts, collective employment contracts and with employees who hold placement contracts.
  • You will get insight into the legal grounds for terminating employment relationships, executed unilaterally by the employee, by the employer as well as termination following mutual agreement.
  • You will learn when it is compulsory for the employer to pay financial compensation to the employee upon termination of the labor contract, as well as how compensation is calculated.

Course Description

In 5 weeks, you will gain an in-depth understanding of China’s labor contract law regarding the management, mitigation and follow up of labor disputes and termination of employment relationships, including the rights and obligations that apply in these situations to both employer and employees.

Labor disputes can be dealt with in different ways, varying from consultation between the parties, to mediation, arbitration and proceeding at court. In this course you will learn about the characteristics, regulations and obligations towards the parties of each of the steps involved in the dispute escalation trajectory.

You will learn about the legal grounds for the termination of employment relationships and develop an in-depth understanding in which instances the employee, and the employer are both allowed to unilaterally terminate the employment contact, when termination is not allowed and in which situations it is beneficiary for both parties to reach a mutual agreement.

In the course the legal grounds for financial compensation are discussed, and you will develop insight in the calculation for severance payment under different circumstances that might apply to a case.

Tailor-made Literature

The literature and reading materials used in this course have been designed to ensure the latest developments in China related to managing and labor disputes and termination of employment relationships are reflected.

100% Online Delivery
The course is designed to be completed fully online enabling students to continue working during the course
Assessment is carried out through a number of written assignments to be completed at the end of each unit
The standard duration of the course is 5 weeks based on an average time commitment of 4 hours per week
Personal assistance
Throughout the duration of the course you can contact your course professor for professional questions via the online learning environment
The course covers all literature and reading materials essential to managing labor disputes and termination of employment
No specific prior education or knowledge about human resources management in China is required to be admitted to the course
Target Audience
Executives from all industries interested in personnel management in China
A course certificate is issued upon the successful completion of the course
Tuition fee
Tuition fee for the entire course is EUR 299 to be paid in advance