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The new world of work in China

As a result of COVID-19 and measures put in place in response to the pandemic, countries around the world – including China – have adopted new innovations in the area of employment in a bid to keep their workers safe and productive. One such innovation is work from home.

Now, more than a year after the pandemic began, home-office work has proven so effective, many believe it will become a fixture of our post-pandemic future. But remote work raises a host of legal and administrative challenges. This article – based on the 23 March 2021 webinar The Future is Now: The New World of Work in China and hosted by labour law experts Jeannette Yu and Sophy Wang with CMS China – explores the impact of homeworking in China for both workers and companies. Read the article, listen to the podcast and watch webinar recording on this topic below.

Article

The Future is Now: The new world of work in China

Podcast

Listen to the global CMS Employment podcast episode about the new world of work in China. The speakers are discussing the following:

  • Work from home vs. office
  • Staff mobility
  • New health and safety measures
  • Digitalization: impact of technology

Language: English 
Speaker: Jeanette Yu and Sophy Wang

Webinar recording

The Future is Now: The new World of Work in China

Authors

Jeanette Yu
Jeanette Yu
Partner
Head of Employment & Pensions, CMS China
Shanghai
Sophy Wang
Sophy Wang, LL.M.
Associate
Shanghai