New Teacher in China - Damage fees in contract

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New Teacher in China - Damage fees in contract

Unread post by Hamzaben » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18 pm

Hello Everybody,

I am a new teacher in a Kindergarden in China. My boss just offered me a 1 year full time contract and I have quite a lot of questions about it. Especially regarding the legal aspect of the contract.

In the contract, it is written that if I decide to break my contract before 25 weeks, I will owe the school a damage fees of 4000 Rmb. For me it just sound bizarre and illegal. Should I really worry about this clause ? Some friends told me they never make you pay anyway...

Also I would like to have some advices of clauses that you personnaly like to add in the contract that may help me during my working period.

thanks a lot

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Re: New Teacher in China - Damage fees in contract

Unread post by NiallHoughton » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:55 pm

The terms of an employment contract state what each party is obligated to do under the contract and each party must comply with the terms, otherwise they may be sued for breach of contract. A condition of this contract is that there is a financial penalty if you leave the job before a certain period. If you sign this contract, you are accepting this term of the contract.

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