Employer of Record & PEO in China
Hire & manage teams remotely in China without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.
How NNRoad Employment & PEO Services Work?
NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services for companies looking to hire and manage teams in China. Registering a legal entity in China as a means for employment is an outdated practice that takes both time (months) and money (thousands of USD). NNRoad’s employer of record and PEO services enables companies to hire and manage employees in India in full accordance with local labor laws in under a week.
Employer of Record in China
Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in China, but who want to hire in China. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.
➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in China.
➋ NNRoad arranges a local labor contract with your new employee.
➌ NNRoad arranges a service contract between your organization & NNRoad.
➍ NNRoad organizes, manages & processes payroll in India in full compliance with local employment laws.
➎ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in China while NNRoad manages payroll & HR liabilities.
- Acting as the employer of record for your employees
- Recruiting service (if needed), including candidate search, screening candidates, interview, offer, negotiation and reference check, assistance with on boarding documents
- Hiring of and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – checking right to work legally in China, offer letter, appointment letter, relieving letter and experience/conduct certificate where necessary)
- On-boarding and off-boarding employees following local law practice
- Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit administration
- Employee management – employee record retaining, time keeping, bonus and allowance management, expense and claims, and leave employee database management accordingly to the local law
- Mandatory social security (provident fund and pension fund) compliance according to the local laws
- Statutory Benefits policy maintenance and updating on regular basis
- Maternity benefits management for expectant women employees
- Foreigner VISA application, if needed
- Income tax declaration administration (employee personal income tax reporting), if needed
Payroll & PEO in China
Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in China, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.
➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in China.
➋ NNRoad organizes, manages and processes payroll for your local employees in full compliance with local employment laws.
➌ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in China while NNRoad manages payroll & HR compliance.
Setup and maintenance of payroll policies and templates
- Collection and review of raw information
- Payroll calculation from gross to net
- Payment disbursement
- Conduct online and offline formalities of mandatory benefits and employee tax (individual income tax) contribution
- Provide onboarding and off-boarding for new hires and exit employees
- Prepare and submit mandatory reports
- Handle employee tax annual filing formalities
- Keep and maintain records as required by local government
- Provide employee portal
Advantages of NNRoad's China Employment Services
- With EOR/PEO solutions you can manage client meetings, sales, quality control, marketing, R&D and customer support without a local company in China.
- Pay as you go
- Dedicated account manager – One point of contact for multiple locations
- Employment & termination processing
- Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit according to local laws
- With EOR/PEO solutions you can hire staff while waiting for the registration of your company in China.
- NNRoad only works with professional locally licensed partners
- GDPR compliant
- NNRoad manages employee record timekeeping, bonus and allowance, expenses claims and personal leaves according to local law.
- NNRoad provides foreigner VISA application services, if needed
Employment Compliance in China
Taxes & Payroll in China
Employee Income Taxes:
Individual income tax rates in China are based on progressive tax brackets.
3%: 0 – 36,000 CNY
10%: 36,000 – 144,000 CNY
20%: 144,000 – 300,000 CNY
25%: 300,000 – 420,000 CNY
30%: 420,000 – 660,000 CNY
35%: 660,000 – 960,000 CNY
45%: >960,000 CNY
Yearly income = 1,000,000
45% * 40,000 = 18,000
35% * 300,000 = 105,000
30% * 240,000 = 72,000
25% * 120,000 = 30,000
20% * 156,000 = 31,200
10% * 108,000 = 10,800
3% * 36,000 = 1080
18,000+105,000+72,000+30,000+31,200+10,800+1080 = 268,080
Yearly income tax = 268,080 CNY
Employer Costs in China
Employers must pay income taxes based on the salary of their employees:
16%: Pension (capped at 26,500 CNY)
10%: Medical Insurance (capped at 29,700 CNY)
2%: Trade Union fee (if company has over 25 employees)
12.00%: Housing Fund (capped at 29,700 CNY)
2%: Medical Insurance
12%: Housing Fund
Working Hours in China
Working Hours per Week
Full time employees in China typically work 40 hours per week and must have at least 1 day off per week at the minimum, although the typical 2 day weekend is the norm.
Overtime in China is allowed and must be compensated unless otherwise stated in the employment contract depending on the industry and type of work. The legal maximum overtime per day is 3 hours per day and no more than 36 hours per month.
Benefits & Insurance in China
It is mandatory for Chinese employees to receive health insurance, a housing fund and a pension fund paid for by both the employee and the company.
Employees in China benefit from a pension fund. This is an employer cost set at 16 % of the employee’s salary (capped at 26,500 CNY per year).
Healthcare insurance is a mandatory employer cost set at 10% of the employee’s salary (capped at 29,700 CNY per year)
The housing fund is a mandatory employer cost set at 12% of the employee’s salary (capped at 29,700 CNY per year)
Termination Laws in China
Severance is mandatory in the case of termination of contract and in the event that a contract is not renewed. The severance package payout is 1 month’s salary per year of service and half a month’s pay if the employee has been employed for less than a year.
It is illegal for the employer to terminate labor contracts with laborers without a legal a procedure. If the employer proposes to terminate the labor contract through negotiation, the employer shall pay compensation. If the employer illegally terminates the labor contract, it shall offer the severance package.
Employers in Australia must provide employees with a minimum statutory notice period between 1-4 weeks in the event of termination.
- Employed for 1 year = 1 week’s notice
- Employed for 1-3 years = 2 weeks notice
- Employed for 3-5 years = 3 weeks notice
- Employed for more than 5 years = 4 weeks notice
Public Holidays in China
Public Holidays in China
- New Years Day – Jan 1
- Chinese New Year – Feb 1
- Qingming Festival – Apr 5
- Labour Day – May 1
- Dragon Boat Festival – Jun 3 – 5
- Mid-Autumn Festival – Sep 10 – 12
- Golden Week – Oct 1 – 7
Employment Contract in China
The contract must include aspects like employer and employee information, salary, working hours, leaves, employee’s responsibilities, duration of the contract, social insurance, work-related safety. The main type of contract used are: fixed-term employment contract and non-fixed term employment contract. The main difference is related to the duration of the contract.
Employers can put their employees on a probationary period to assess if employees are suitable for the role and business.
The maximum probation time allowed are as follow:
1 month for a 3 month to 1 year contract
2 months for a 1 to 3 year contract
6 months for a 3 to indefinite year contract
Types of Leaves in China
Paid Leave in China
Employees in China are entitled to 5 days paid annual leave after working for their employer for 1 year. Employees who have worked less than 10 years are entitled to 5 days paid annual leave. Employees who have between 10 – 20 years of experience are entitled to 0 days paid annual leave. Employees with over 20 years of experience are entitled to 15 days of paid annal leave.
The number of annual sick leaves allowed is pre-decided and written in the employment contract of the employee. In case of severe illness, employees with 1 year of employment are entitled to a sick leave of 3 months with an additional month of sick leave for every year working for the company, up to a total of 24 months of sick leave.
Maternity leave in China is normally 128 days with extra days in the following situations: In the case of a difficult or complicated delivery, 15 days are added. For each additional baby, 15 days are added.
In the case of a miscarriage in the first 4 months of pregnancy, the maternity leave is 15 days. In the case of a miscarriage after the first 4 months, the maternity leave is 42 days.
After the 7th month of pregnancy, the employee is entitled to a one hour break from work per day, usually going home one hour earlier.
Full-time employees who are new fathers are entitled to 10-15 days of unpaid leave (depending on the city) starting from the birth of their newborn child.
Leave taken as a result of a loss of someone in the employee’s immediate family or in the case of a miscarriage. Full-time employees in China are entitled to 1 to 3 days paid leave.
Immigration Laws in China
Employees must apply for a work permit and then use the work permit to obtain a work (Z) visa to work and reside in China.