Business Immigration

Many of our clients wish to move staff within their various offices all over the world. Due to world globalization, it is now more and more common for companies to be incorporated in one country, to hire an employee from another company and send that employee to a third country. HJM provides clients with a fast, efficient and cost-effective service for all business immigration matters for companies having staff to be based, whether temporarily or permanently, in Asia.

Our services in this field include:

  • Advising on visa types for all potential short-term and long-term foreign staff
  • Organizing all employment passes, residence permits, permanent resident permits and entry visas for foreign staff of foreign or local companies
  • Organizing all necessary paperwork, documentation, notarization services and health testing for foreigners wishing to be based in Asia

Our track record:

  • Organizing employment passes and residence permits in China for a leading Canadian manufacturing company in the building material industry
  • Advising various North American companies on their policies on hiring Chinese and Canadian/American nationals including the required types of visas to be obtained, and the tax issues related to visa types, nationality and citizenship
  • Organizing residence permits for a Malaysian manager and its families for a light manufacturing company based in Zhongshan, China
  • Assisting a general manager of a Canadian manufacturing company in South China dealing with extension of its business visa
  • Advising a French company on temporary residence permits required for its employees
  • Advising a Belgian company involved in the car components business on visa and tax related issues including the various permits required by its Belgian management team

Employment

Labor and employment law is critical to our clients’ organizations, and it is often complicated in China, especially in relation to Chinese staff of foreign companies. HJM’s lawyers always pay full attention to the legal developments, nuances and changes that could impact our clients’ workplaces.

Our services in this field include:

  • Providing legal advice with regard to all HR-related issues
  • Drafting and negotiation of individual or collective employment agreements
  • Assisting clients in relation to their employee insurance and termination matters
  • Drafting internal policies and employee handbooks
  • Drafting or reviewing other agreements between our clients and their employees, such as non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreement and training programs/agreements

Our track record:

  • Drafting an employment agreement between a Canadian listed IT company and its staff
  • Advising a Canadian financial corporation on the employment of foreigners in China
  • Advising a German company on termination procedures, laws and tactics after a breach by one of its key staff of a confidentiality agreement
  • Assisting a French company in organizing the payment for the required social insurances for its Chinese staff
  • Assisting a German company in the requisite employment procedures for foreign and Chinese staff
  • Advising a Canadian trading company on the termination of labor contracts
  • Advising various American clients on how to arrange training programs in a manner most beneficial for the employer