NPC considering revisions to non-fixed term contract, economic compensation provisions of the Labor Contract Law

The removal of Luo Jiwei -- who was very outspoken on the need to reform the Labor Contract Law -- from his position as Minister of Finance does not appear to have impacted plans to amend the law. Today's edition of the Beijing News notes that top NPC officials have suggested that the Labor Contract Law needs to be reevaluated in light of complaints that it protects the interests of workers but ignores those of enterprises. In particular, provisions concerning non-fixed term contracts and economic compensation for workers need to be studied. This is consistent with previous reports that suggest the goal of revising the law will be to give greater flexibility to employers.