We advise clients on the transfer or layoff of employees in the context of commercial transactions and corporate activities, such as M&A, relocation, restructuring and dissolution/liquidation, and also help clients implement the transfer or layoff in different cities in China. This includes advising:
A U.S. industrial company on its layoff of more than 1,000 employees arising from liquidation and closure of one of its local entities in Shanghai. Our advice included preparing all documents, developing a negotiation strategy and action plan, and handling the negotiation.
A European coffee maker on its layoff of more than 150 employees when it closed its business in Guangzhou. We helped our client to prepare all legal documents, develop communication and action plans, communicate with authorities, and conduct the face-to-face meeting with employees.
A British retailer on its layoff of more than 300 employees in five Chinese cities as a result of store closures. We helped our client prepare all legal documents, develop communication and action plans, and negotiate with employees, not all of whom cooperated.
A European electronics producer on its layoff of more than 80 employees in one of its China factories. We helped our client to prepare the legal documents, and communicate with the local labor authority.