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COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Impact on Employment

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC“ or “China“), PRC authorities have undertaken resolute measures in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. Amongst others, various policies on national, provincial and local level to safeguard public health have been issued, complimenting or reinforcing existing statutory PRC labour laws. These policies provide, for mandatory extension of PRC public holidays, mandatory or recommended quarantine measures, restrictions of movement or access to workplaces as well as requirements for enhanced sanitary standards – all having different effects on employment relationships in the PRC.


COVID-19 Outbreak in China Impact on Employment_BEITEN BURKHARDT.pdf