Labor & Employment


DaHui has the experience and local knowledge to advise our clients on their most difficult employment issues. China’s employment regulation is highly complex and localized, necessitating meticulous planning and a thorough understanding of the laws to navigate successfully. DaHui possesses the expertise to overcome the legal and cultural barriers to running a company in China.

We advise on HR-related issues in many contexts, including M&A, transactional due diligence, internal restructurings, and day-to-day operations. We also advise on sensitive terminations, corruption investigations, and HR crises. And our experienced group of litigation attorneys can help to swiftly and efficiently resolve any employment disputes.

Our services in this area include the following:

  • Comprehensive compliance advice regarding PRC labor and employment regulation, including the Labor Law, the Labor Contract Law, work safety regulations, social security and welfare benefits, the housing fund, etc.
  • Preparation and drafting of employment documents, including employment contracts, non-compete and nondisclosure agreements, codes of conduct, handbooks, IP agreements, termination agreements, etc.
  • Advice regarding recruiting, vetting, hiring, compensating (including via stock options and other incentive-based compensation arrangements), and terminating high-salary employees
  • Employment-related dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, and litigation)

Relevant Experience

Air Products & Chemicals

Represented Air Products & Chemicals, the U.S.-based international business principally selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses, in winning both a wrongful termination labor arbitration and a subsequent trade secret infringement court case.

Altair Semiconductor

Assisted Altair Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance LTE chips headquartered in Israel, to develop a mass employee layoff plan in one week, to quickly negotiate with employees in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Hubei provinces (some employed for nearly a decade) and to draw up the termination agreements and other paperwork as well as interface with government authorities to expedite clearance of all the official requirements for this special kind of employee termination.

BIC Stationery

Assisted BIC, the famous French stationery manufacturer, to develop, negotiate and implement a mass employee layoff, garnering the mutual agreement of each and every employee and avoiding adversarial stances.


Assisted Comcast to revamp its employment policies and template documents for its various subsidiaries in China as well advising on various internal projects, including a safety-focused working environment plan.

Haufe Group

Advised Haufe Group, the German-based media and software solutions conglomerate, on shutting down its China subsidiaries, particularly the termination of all employees (and limited, temporary re-hiring of some for dissolution work).

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