Adopted at he Eighth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National Peoples Congress on July 5， 1994， promulgated by Order No.28 of the President of the Peoples Republic of China on July 5， 1994， and effective as of January 1， 1995
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Promotion of Employment
Chapter 3 labor Contracts and Collective Contracts
Chapter 4 Working Hours， Rests and Leaves
Chapter 5 Wages
Chapter 6 labor Safety and Sanitation
Chapter 7 Special Protection for Female Staff and Workers and Juvenile Workers
Chapter 8 Vocational Training
Chapter 9 Social Insurance and Welfare
Chapter 10 labor Disputes
Chapter 11 Supervision and Inspection
Chapter 12 Legal Responsibilities
Chapter 13 Supplementary Provisions
Article 1 This Law is hereby formulated in accordance with the Constitution in order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of laborers， readjust labor relationship， establish and safeguard the labor system suiting the socialist market economy， and promote economic development and social progress.
Article 2 This Law applies to enterprises， individually-owned economic organizations （hereinafter referred to as the employer） and laborers who form a labor relationship with them within the boundary of the Peoples Republic of China. State departments， institutional organizations and social groups and laborers who form a labor relationship with them shall follow this Law.
Article 3 laborers have the right to be employed on an equal basis， choose occupations， obtain remunerations for labor， take rests， have holidays and leaves， receive labor safety and sanitation protection， get training in professional skills， enjoy social insurance and welfare treatment， and submit applications for settlement of labor disputes， and other labor rights stipulated by law. laborers shall fulfil their tasks of labor， improve their professional skills， follow rules on labor safety and sanitation， observe labor discipline and professional ethics.
Article 4 The employer shall establish and perfect rules and regulations in accordance with law and guarantee that laborers enjoy labor right and fulfill labor obligations.
Article 5 The State shall take various measures to promote employment， develop vocational education， formulate labor standards， regulate social incomes， perfect social insurance， coordinate labor relationships， and gradually raise the living level of laborers.
Article 6 The State shall advocate laborers participation in social voluntary labor， labor competition， and activities of forwarding rational proposals； encourage and protect laborers in scientific research， technical renovation， and invention； and commend and award labor models and advanced workers.