You’re Fired! Terminating Employees in China

Shanghai, China | November, 24, 2015

Firing an employee can be costly especially for SME businesses. Done the wrong way, firing someone can also expose you or your company to liability or lawsuits.

Adam Livermore, Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates will walk you through the difficulties of terminating employees in China and answer questions including:

• What can you do to put your company in as strong a position as possible prior to implementing a termination?
• What kind of things should you pay special attention to during the termination process?
• What kind of circumstances can impede the termination process and what options are available to employers in such circumstances?
• What are the costs involved in terminating employees under different scenarios?

After Adam’s presentation, he will be joined by Helen Kong, HR Manager and Allan Xu, Business Advisory Manager for a panel Q&A discussion.

Canapés and your first drink are included in the price of entry.

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Adam Livermore

Adam Livermore is the newest equity partner at Dezan Shira & Associates. Born in London, he has been living in China for the past ten years and is proficient in Chinese and Japanese.

Adam directly manages Dezan Shira & Associates' Dalian, Qingdao and India offices while leading the team providing integrated payroll processing services to clients across China, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Adam has a particular specialization in the areas of Human Resources in China, relating to both the legal and administration aspects as well as possessing a comprehensive understanding of the key legal and accounting topics relating to foreign direct investment in China.


Helen Kong

Helen Kong works as the Manager of Human Resources Administration and Payroll Services at Dezan Shira & Associates. Helen has been working in the Dezan Shira HR field since 2008 and leads a specialized team in Dalian for payroll and HR admin outsourcing services. Helen has expertise in providing tax planning and advisory services for foreign individual income tax matters, and has also helped many newly established companies on HR start up related services.

Allan Xu

Allan Xu is a manager on the Business Advisory Services team at Dezan Shira & Associates' Shanghai office. Allan has more than 8 years of experience providing legal advisory and previously worked as a labor arbitrator in Shanghai. She has dealt with more than 2,000 labor arbitration cases, and is a practiced expert on labor law in China. 


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