With a rise in labor cases in recent years, Beijing courts said Monday that they will check dishonest behaviors in employment disputes.
At Monday's press conference, Shan Guojun, chief judge of the No. 1 Civil Division of the Beijing High People's Court, showcased details of 10 disputes caused by the dishonesty of employers and employees and called on the city's courts to increase punishments, such as fines or detention.
"We've found more disputes caused by dishonest conduct in job seeking or employment, which should be prevented by rule of law," Shan said.
For example, some employees were taken to court after using falsified resumes to obtain jobs or leaking employers' business secrets. Some employers were accused of not paying employees overtime or lowering their social insurance payment, according to Tuesday's China Daily.
"Courts across the city can set up an information sharing platform with other labor-related departments, including social insurance and tax authorities," Jiang Junlu, head of the labor law department at the Beijing Labor Law and Social Security Law Society, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
From January to October, courts in Beijing filed more than 28,000 employment-related cases, up 8.2 percent year on year, according to the newspaper.