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China & Hong Kong Employment Law

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Providing the world's largest companies with employment law services for complex compliance and transactional matters.

As global leaders in employment law, Seyfarth supports clients’ needs ranging from day-to-day matters on a single-country basis to large and complex multi-jurisdictional employment law projects, employment compliance, investigations, and employment litigation. Our employment lawyers in China and Hong Kong are part of the firm’s International Employment Law practice, one of the largest practices of its kind in the world.


The group plays a key role in many of the most complex strategic, compliance, and transactional employment matters for the world’s largest companies. Our team in China and Hong Kong —and, of course Seyfarth’s International Employment team more broadly—assist domestic and multinational employers with a full range of employment-related matters:

Compliance Issues. Employment law requirements such as working hours/overtime, leave requirements, data protection, and anti-discrimination and harassment issues; as well as corporate compliance measures such as codes of conduct, whistleblowing, and anti-bribery programs.

International Transactional Assistance. Mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and joint ventures,  including HR due diligence, international employment structures, advice regarding union and/or works council consultation, business transfer laws and post-transaction workforce integration issues.

Strategic and Commercial HR Initiatives. Remote working arrangements, performance management programs, international assignment/transfer structures, and retention and remuneration arrangements including compensation, commission and bonus arrangements, non­-compete/non-solicitation arrangements, and IP protection arrangements.


Seyfarth is home to a large international employment practice with experience covering more than 170 countries, acting for some of the world’s biggest companies. Seyfarth is well positioned to assist companies with their employment needs in China, Hong Kong, throughout the Asia Pacific region, and across the globe.