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Q: Early Termination of Contract

I need some advice regarding early termination of my teaching contract. I have been working as a full time teacher at a language school for 4 years, due to unresolved arguments regarding over time pay etc, I gave my Boss notice in early August that I will terminate my contract with the school. There are three clauses in my contract, stating that if I wish to terminate prior to the experiation date, I am required to pay a breach of contract penalty to the school, and I am free to leave. Now, after almost 2 months notice, the Boss refuses to give me my release papers and is also threatening me with being deported back to my Country etc. There are no grounds for deportation, as I have never been in trouble in China for the past 5 years of living here, now it's being said that even if the Boss has to make up lies about me, to the Police, she will make sure I am sent back home. Any advice out there?

5 years 17 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Changchun

 
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If you have worked legally (WP and FEC) and didn't violate the Contract, 'deportation talk' is bluff.

 

For the help with RL, I'd say contact SAFEA (Foreign Expert Bureau) for the help and advice.

By Chinese law, your employer is required to submit RL and FEC Cancelation Cert. in 30 days after your last working day.

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If you have worked legally (WP and FEC) and didn't violate the Contract, 'deportation talk' is bluff.

 

For the help with RL, I'd say contact SAFEA (Foreign Expert Bureau) for the help and advice.

By Chinese law, your employer is required to submit RL and FEC Cancelation Cert. in 30 days after your last working day.

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Unless you want to work in China again, I would just get on a plane and leave without telling the boss.

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There are some shady characters in Changchun. Are you working for a school directly or for an agency? If the latter, it might be a certain notorious agency in Changchun that you can find all kinds of dirt about online and has changed its name several times. In any case, go to SAFEA and if that doesn't work, go to the PSB directly. The school will have to give you the papers.

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A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs