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Employees make career of taking bosses to court

SOME people are making a living out of applying for arbitration and asking for compensation, local authorities revealed yesterday.

One local resident filed seven times for arbitration last year, each time complaining his former employers were not following China's Labor Contract Law.

Though all his ex-employers lost in the arbitration process, the arbitration body discovered the man targeted only small businesses and had deliberately avoided signing labor contracts.

An official surnamed Wang with the Pudong Arbitration Authority which handled the man's cases told Shanghai Daily yesterday that the resident, who was not named, first filed for arbitration accusing an ex-employer of not signing a labor contract with him.

He was compensated with two months' salary.

But then the arbitration body found the man was applying for arbitration every two or three months and became suspicious.

It emerged he would devise strategies to lead his employers into breaking the law, then file for arbitration, according to Wang.

And even if an employer offered to sign a labor contract with him, he would make excuses for not signing.

An employer must sign a labor contract with an employee within one month of hiring them, according to the law.

The Pudong Arbitration Authority advises employers to check an applicant's employment record carefully.

Some small businesses, especially in the catering and beauty industries, still do not adhere to employment laws, Wang admitted.


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