New evidence rules governing labor dispute cases come into effect

The Several Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Evidence for Civil Actions (hereinafter as the “New Evidence Rules”), effective as of May 1st, 2020, is the first comprehensive amendment to the evidence rules of the 2002 version (hereinafter as the “Old Evidence Rules”).

The Several Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Evidence for Civil Actions (hereinafter as the “New Evidence Rules”), effective as of May 1st, 2020, is the first comprehensive amendment to the evidence rules of the 2002 version (hereinafter as the “Old Evidence Rules”).

It is said that the amendment is one big thing in the civil litigation field.

There are totally 100 provisions in the New Evidence Rules, which includes six parts, i.e. Burden of Proof by the Parties; Investigation, Collection and Preservation of Evidence; Time Limit for Producing Evidence and the Exchange of Evidence; Cross-examination; Examination and Verification of Evidence; Miscellaneous.

The structure and framework still follow the Old Evidence Rules. This article will analyze the application of the new law in labor dispute cases from the perspective of a labor and employment lawyer.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/06/10/new-evidence-rules-governing-labor-dispute-cases-come-into-effect/.

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