Employment Outsourcing in China

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In China, Employment Outsourcing means the individual is selected by, managed by, and works for the client, but the employment relationship is created by a licensed 3rd party; the 3rd party must have clearance from the Chinese government in order to hire legally in China. If the service provider does not have this clearance, the legal risk may fall on to the client. NNRoad solely works with partners in China that have this clearance.

For companies with no legal entity in China, Employment Outsourcing is a good option to start its business in China.

For a representative office, Employment Outsourcing is a mandatory requirement in order to employ Chinese employees.

NNRoad offers two types of Employment Outsourcing services:

  • Standard - As described by the applicable laws, the client shall bear the full employer liabilities unless the liability is resulted from or caused by NNRoad’s faults or mistakes.

  • Premium - NNRoad will bear the full employer liabilities unless the liability is resulted from or caused by the client's faults or mistakes.

Please note that not all individuals are entitled to be engaged in the Standard Employment Outsourcing service. Refer to the following matrix for details.

  Standard Premium
Full-time employment for Chinese with fixed-term relationship
Full-time employment with project-based term relationship  
Full-time employment for foreigner  
Part-time employment  

Service details

  • Provide nominal employer to hire employees who are selected by the client.
  • Apply for a work permit for foreign employees.
  • Provide office space for employees.
  • Handle the onboarding and off-boarding formalities.
  • Provide Payroll & Mandatory Contribution service.
  • Manage expense claim.
  • Handle labor dispute cases.