What should I do if I encounter difficulties when I go abroad to work?

2018-07-25


When you are working abroad, you will inevitably encounter some problems. For example, the employer does not provide living facilities in accordance with the contract, default wages, overtime pay, or even bullying and scolding; there may also be casualties, natural disasters or war and other emergencies. In the event of these situations, you can protect your rights and interests by the following methods.

1. If you have any conflict with your employer, you can negotiate with your employer according to the Employment Contract signed with your employer, or you can reflect to the local authorities; or you can reflect to the expatriate company, and they can negotiate with your employer according to the Foreign Labor Cooperation Contract signed with your employer, or participate in the joint negotiation to solve the problem.

2. If problems and disputes arise between you and the expatriate company, you should negotiate and solve them according to the Expatriate Labor Service Contract signed by both parties, or solve them through legal procedures in accordance with domestic laws, regulations and policies.

3. For major problems that cannot be solved by yourself, you can reflect the problem to the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) or representative agencies abroad for help or consultation.

4. In case of natural disasters. In case of emergencies such as war, the operating company and the embassy will take the initiative to provide you with assistance and do their best to ensure the safety of your life.