Hiring employees in China

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in China so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Labour Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China.

For example, all foreigners require a work permit and residence permit to be able to take up employment lawfully in China, unless they fall within the exemptions.

This guide will help you manage the varying laws and regulations at the national level within China.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in China are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers; compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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