Pandemic guidelines for Shanghai employers

China’s economy is facing challenges from the recent outbreaks of Covid-19 which have not been seen since the beginning of the pandemic in December 2019. Major cities such as Shanghai have become “worst-hit” areas in this wave of the outbreak, while the Omicron variant poses new challenges on disease control and local economies.

This alert considers PRC employment law, as applied by the Work Guidelines and the Answers, in dealing with HR issues such as commencement and termination of employment, salary payments, probation, work-from-home, time off work and efficient resumption of operations and production during the lockdown.