Institute for China Studies

Managing Labor Disputes And Termination Of Employment

E-Learning | Certificate Course


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. 

How we deliver value

Experienced Professionals

Official Data Sources

Actionable Knowledge

Tailormade Literature

Our programs and courses are designed and taught in close partnership with experienced foreign and China-based industry professionals.

Data from official sources is utilized to provide a detailed and accurate view of the latest developments in China’s business environment.

New gained knowledge and insights from our programs, courses and business-oriented publications are directly applicable in business.

To reflect the latest business developments in China, our programs and courses include tailormade literature and reading materials.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Institute of China Studies.

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Institute of China Studies.

“Personnel are an organization’s most important asset. Unfortunately, employment relationships do not always work out well. In this course you will learn how to efficiently manage labor disputes and how to terminate employment relationships”
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies

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If you want to expand your knowledge even further, you can continue your studies towards the Effective Personnel Management in China Diploma program. When you are admitted, you can submit an exemption request for the course that you have already obtained, and you will go through the entire program even faster.