Helen H. Liao

Registered Foreign Lawyer, PRC
Hong Kong,  China
Phone+852 2843 5107

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  • Employment & Benefits
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Equity & Incentive Plans
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 5107
Fax: +852 2103 5046
EducationChina University of Political Science and Law (LL.B., 2001); University of Bristol (LL.M., 2005)
Admitted2006, PRC
LanguagesEnglish; Cantonese; Mandarin; Hakka

Helen Liao is a registered foreign lawyer at Mayer Brown JSM with over ten years' working experience in PRC employment law practice. She specialises in all aspects of employment and social security law, and provides daily consultation pertaining to a variety of employment issues raised by HR Departments of Fortune 500 multinational companies. She has a particular focus on cross-border employment arrangements and complex multi-jurisdictional employment issues arising from global mergers and acquisitions, out-sourcing situations and other re-organisations. She is also specialised in advising on policies and practices relating to foreigners' work permits and residence in China. Prior to joining the firm, Helen worked in a key position at a top-tier PRC law firm where she acquired considerable experience in assisting MNC China subsidiaries in dealing with various labour dispute arbitrations and litigations. Helen's experience enables her to advise from a practical perspective on all matters relating to PRC employment law.

Helen is recognised by World Bank as an expert on PRC employment law for her regular contributions to the IFC-World Bank's global Doing Business project. She also delivers public seminars to various HR management organisations (e.g., HKIHRM, EFHK) and key MNC clients in respect of recent developments in PRC employment law practice.


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Beijing Average Monthly Wage Increased to CNY 5,793
Duncan A. W. Abate,Helen H. Liao,Hong Tran,Andy S. Yeo, June 19, 2014
On 6 June 2014 the Beijing Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Statistics Bureau announced that the average monthly wage for 2013 was CNY 5,793. This is an increase of 10.9 percent on the previous average monthly wage of CNY 5,223 determined in 2012.

Beijing Labour Authority Directs Employers to File Plan for their Labour Dispatch Workers
Helen H. Liao,Hong Tran, May 5, 2014
Under the Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch (see our legal update, "China Issues Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch", of 11 February 2014), if the number of dispatched workers engaged by a PRC employer exceeds 10 percent of its total workforce, then the employer must file a plan on...

China Issues Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch
Duncan A. W. Abate,Helen H. Liao,Hong Tran,Andy S. Yeo, February 12, 2014
Subsequent to the issuance of the Circular of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Seeking Public Comments on the Several Provisions on Labor Dispatch (Draft for Comments) (“Draft Provisions”) on 7 August 2013 (see our legal update, “Public Comments Sought on PRC...

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Helen H. Liao

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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