A set of new guidelines released on Monday afternoon by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and six other government agencies aims to improve the protection of basic worker labor rights in “new forms of employment.” This refers primarily to the country’s large tech and e-commerce companies, which these reforms are to hold more accountable to guarantee their employees a safe basic income, job security, food safety, appropriate working conditions, and access to insurance coverage. Furthermore, authorities are demanding to end harassment and evaluation of mobile workforce, such as food delivery workers, through algorithms.
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