China Law Podcast
Employers' Coronavirus Obligations As Business Resumes in China - Jonathan Isaacs, Baker McKenzie
Mar 25, 2020 · 22 min
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With the novel coronavirus outbreak now contained in China, growing attention is being paid to getting businesses back into normal operation and revitalizing a stuttering economy. In this episode, Jonathan Isaacs discusses what obligations employers in China have as they resume operations, from providing sanitary equipment at work to reporting suspected cases of infection to the authorities. He also shares his analysis of employers’ liability if an employee contracts the virus, as well as the possible ways through which struggling businesses can reduce their costs during these tough times. Jonathan Isaacs is head of Baker McKenzie's China employment practice based here in Hong Kong, and an expert on Chinese employment law matters. He co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. The China Law Podcast is a new weekly podcast discussing China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, brought to you by LegalSpeak. Hosted by Vincent Chow, a reporter at China Law & Practice. Subscribe to our website to keep up to date with the latest Chinese legal and business news through our weekly newsletters, news roundups, and expert analysis from our network of leading lawyers and in-house counsel. Be sure also to check out International to stay up to date with the latest legal industry news around the world.
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