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The Civil Code came into effect in Mainland China on 1 January 2021, making the year a landmark year for the nation's legal landscape and creating a new framework of legislation that businesses will need to understand.

The Civil Code codifies a wide range of civil and commercial laws and introduces some new provisions, covering areas such as labour and employment. In particular, the Code expands the scope of protection of individual rights. For businesses, this will have a profound impact on recruitment and management of employees, including background checks, leave management, disciplinary action, compliance investigations, and file management.

Understanding the new legal framework, ensuring compliance with the new regulations, and handling new issues in HR management are some of the challenges that companies will need to prepare for.

To explain how the Civil Code will impact employment law in the Mainland, HKGCC is delighted to have Helen Liao, Partner of Deacons, to share her insights at a 12 March webinar. She will cover employment-related topics in the Civil Code including:

- Impact of the Civil Code on employees' personal information and protection of the right to privacy
- New requirements on day-to-day management of employees
- Clarification on protection of employees' personal rights
- Reiteration of protection of enterprises' interests
- Supplements under the Civil Code on the handling of labour disputes

(Members may also be interested in another HKGCC webinar to be held on 25 March, when Liao will return to discuss "China's Tax Bureau to Collect Social Insurance." For details, please click here)

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Helen Liao

Partner, Deacons

Helen Liao has over 15 years of legal practice experience in the field of employment and immigration. She has significant experience advising enterprises owned by Chinese investors and Asia Pacific headquarters of multinational corporations. As a dual-qualified lawyer in both the PRC and Hong Kong, Helen has considerable experience and knowledge in handling cases related to cross-border employment arrangements. She advises clients on employment law and income tax compliance solutions for their multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural commercial transactions (including the establishment of company, listing and merger & acquisition) in terms of cross-border employment arrangements, labour dispatch, relocation of employees, corporate human resources & compliance management, drafting and revision of employment related policies and handbooks, core employee retention and resignation negotiation, incentive plans and other related matters. She also has extensive experience in handling internal investigations related to fraud, discrimination and sexual harassment. Helen’s clients come from a wide range of industries, including tourism, aviation, telecommunications, media, cultural publishing, supermarkets, construction, fashion, luxury goods, as well as asset management, banking, securities, insurance and other financial services.

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2021/03/12 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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