Although pre-employment testing has become a widely accepted practice in U.S. and some European countries, it is still a new term for most Chinese employers. China's employment law system is quite different from the U.S system. The main difference is that the U.S. is an employment at will system, which means employer can terminate employees at any time for pretty much any reason. China's system is the opposite.
In the Western press, there regularly have been reports about the plight of Chinese paid a pittance for working long hours making products for export. The reports are accurate, and in fact, in a great many factories labor standards have continued to decline. But there are new developments in the labor arena that herald change.
What are the legal requirements on the establishment of trade union in a newly set up foreign invested company? Who is responsible for the establishment of the trade union?
A new regulation has been promulgated by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC (“MHRSS”) on September 6, 2011 to allow foreign employees who working in China attend China’s social insurance.