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How to retain a Family Lawyer in China

Getting Started With a Family Lawyer

The first time that you call, a family law attorney might speak with you briefly over the phone to introduce himself and to get a sense of what services you might need. He may offer to schedule an initial paid meeting in his office. It is a good idea to ask the lawyer whether he charges a fixed fee for the consultation, so that you know beforehand what you are getting into.

Do not hesitate to contact other lawyers before you set up a meeting with any of them. This is your chance to get an idea about how different law offices will handle your calls in days to come. Any law office worth your time and money will handle your call professionally and courteously.


China Wronful Dismissal/Unfair Dismissal-employment law and practice

Wrongful dismissal, also called wrongful termination or wrongful discharge, is an idiom and legal phrase, describing a situation in which an employee's contract of employment has been terminated by the employer in circumstances where the termination breaches one or more terms of the contract of employment, or a statute provision in employment law. It follows that the scope for wrongful dismissal varies according to the terms of the employment contract, and varies by jurisdiction. Note that the absence of a formal contract of employment does not preclude wrongful dismissal in jurisdictions in which a de facto contract is taken to exist by virtue of the employment relationship. Terms of such a contract may include obligations and rights outlined in an employee handbook.


China occupational health & safety laws, regulations and requirements

China has industrialised faster than any other country in the world, but the drive towards improving occupational health standards in the country is increasing. Thus, I strongly recommend multinational companies and small business owners pay attention to this as follows,

Occupational health & safety

Safety in the workplace is critical to the success of your business, no matter what size it is. As a small business owner you have responsibilities regarding health and safety in your workplace. Even if you don’t have any employees, you must ensure that your business doesn’t create health and safety problems for your customers and the general public.


Procedure and tips of registrating a trademark in China


Generally we have two methods, if the applicant, for both a company and an individual, is applicant who has China nationality. First is appointing a China local trademark agency authorized by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce of China to deal with the application, including jobs of preparing files and delivering of files, second is dealing with the application by the company or the individual itself. Of course, for both methods, the owner of the trademark is the applicant which will not be affected.


Tips and rules of overtime salary/wage of China employment law

Some clients sometimes ask me what is Chinese Overtime, and is it legal or not? Well, it's a complicated question and it's even hard to reply for non-employment lawyers. In order to give readers a general picture of Chinese employment law, now I would like to provide you some knowledge regarding Chinese employment law or labor law in connection with overtime wage or salary as following,

China's overtime policies are governed by a labor contract that took effect Jan. 1, 2008. This 98-article contract, titled Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China outlines employment categories such as types of contracts and contract obligations, definitions of employment, labor rules and regulations and legal liabilities.

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