Institute for China Studies

Structuring Employment Contracts In China

E-Learning | Certificate Course


In this course you will develop a deeper understanding of the different types of employment contracts related to individual, collective and parttime employment, as well as the requirements for conclusion of these types of contracts. To translate law and regulations into business practice, examples of provisions which can be included in individual employment contracts drafted in accordance with the PRC Labour Contract Law are provided. Each provision is substantiated by additional information on the purpose of the provision, the meaning and implication of its content, and further information on the background to place the provision in a broader context.

Work placement in China is common. In this course the structuring of work placement arrangements between the hiring company, staffing firm and dispatched employee is discussed in detail, as well as restrictions applicable to work placement, remuneration and return of dispatched workers.
Further focus goes out to the employment handbook. The PRC Labour Contract Law requires employers to draft and implement an employment handbook within their organizations, which lists the rights of the employees, and specifies employment obligations. Employment handbooks should be regarded as an extension of the employment relationship in which the company clearly communicates the companies’ policies to its employees.

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Experienced Professionals

Actionable Knowledge

Official Data Sources

Tailormade Literature

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

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

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

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

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Practical Assessment

Certificate of Completion

Our certificate courses and programs are designed to be completed fully online enabling you to continue working throughout the course (unless you choose for a blended or in-company delivery).

Throughout the course you can contact your professor for professional questions or discussion via the online learning environment directly.

Assessments are carried out through a number of written assignments at the end of each unit, where you apply new learned knowledge directly to your organizational or business context.

Upon successful completion of the program or course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the Institute for China Studies.

“Personnel are an organizations most important asset. In this course you will learn how to effectively structure employment contracts in China, compliant to the PRC Labor Contract Law and further regulations”
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies


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.

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Would you like more information about the course and the admission requirements? Then request a free study consultation. Of course, free of charge and without obligation. This way you will learn more about the content of the course, the teaching materials, and the online learning environment.

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.