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China's First Labor Court Unveiled in Suzhou

Thu, 19 Aug 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 16 July 2021, Suzhou Labor Court (苏州劳动法庭), the first local labor court approved by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), was established.

In China, there are many new challenges in the trial of labor-related cases. For example, some new forms of employment, such as employment by internet platforms or employee sharing, are excluded from labor relations because of the lack of traditional laboring features, which leads to inefficient protection for the workers’ legal rights and interests.

Suzhou Labor Court is to meet emerging demands of labor dispute resolution, strengthen efforts in researching new types of cases, such as those involving ride-hailing services, online food delivery services, and live streaming broadcasting, etc., with focus on new types of labor relations, such as employment by internet platforms and employee sharing, so as to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the workers in these new fields in accordance with the law, and boost the development of the platform economy.



Cover Photo by Zelda Zhou ( on Unsplash

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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