This past week the Supreme People's Court of China officially announced that it will impose much more serious criminal punishment on those that are involved in violations of workplace safety laws that leads or may lead to harm to workers.
We expect to see lengthy jail sentences handed down to more corporate executives and, also, higher fines.
The announcement comes at no surprise to us at IPG because of increased media exposure of work place accidents and, also, demands by Chinese employees.
Foreign companies operating in China that are in industries that are perceived as having a dangerous working environment should immediately do a complete compliance workplace safety audit by either a law firm or a business consultancy with significant experience doing this type of business in China.
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