China's Remedy For Labor Inequity Could Spark Unrest

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT) -- The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People's Republic of China recently passed amendments to the PRC Employment Contract Law (ECL), which will take effect on July 1, 2013. If strictly enforced, they will severely limit the ability of employers in China to use dispatched workers from labor dispatch agencies.

Background

In China, “dispatched workers” are employed by authorized labor dispatch agencies. Labor dispatch agencies send dispatched workers to work for companies in accordance with terms of service agreements that they sign with...
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