China has been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, thanks to its diversification and strong productivity growth. Key industries include agriculture, banking, construction, e-commerce, infrastructure, banking, finance, insurance, real estate and technology. In addition, technology is one of the fastest-growing markets across China. Various organisations are also taking steps to expand into international markets through free trade zones and the Belt and Road initiative. All these have driven an increase in demands for talents in especially the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, cloud, cyber security, solutions architecture, business development and international work experience.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in China. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in China. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
China’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
The primary laws governing employment relationships in China are the 1995 Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China and 2008 Labour Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China.
Other employment laws and supplementing policies include:
These laws and regulations state the minimum standards of remuneration, workplace safety, working hours, protection from discrimination, training, social insurance, as well as procedures for negotiations, labor disputes, and other legal responsibilities an employer must follow.
Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in China.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) is the national federation of worker organisations in China. It is a governmental social organisation safeguarding China workers’ legitimate rights and interests. The ACFTU and the government have also promoted the establishment of enterprise-level trade unions to enhance employees’ bargaining power in China.
Employees may seek their unions for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
Probation is optional in China. The maximum probation period in China is 6 months.
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