GEORGETOWN, Guyana—The South American country of Guyana has translated its labor laws into Chinese amid an influx of Asian companies and workers.

Labor Minister Nanda Gopaul presented the translation to the nonprofit Chinese Association that serves the local community and said that should make employers more familiar with the laws.

The leader of one of the country's biggest unions said Saturday that workers have been complaining about long hours, lack of pay and limited vacations. Norris Witter said employers can no longer plead ignorance of the law.

Guyana has seen a surge in the number of Chinese companies and workers over the past five years.