Employees in China

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
  • Maximum Duration
8 hours per day with a maximum of 44 hours per week on an average. Not more than additional 36 hours per month.
  • Night Hours
Working Rest Day
One day per week.
Paid Annual Vacation
Retirement Age
55 years for women and 60 years for men.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
More than 15 years for the industry. For other sectors, children can work at 13-14 years under certain conditions.
Informal Labor Market
Moonlighting is estimated at 18.5% of national workers and 72.5% of foreign workers.

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
No legal minimum salary.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in China is CNY 1,868 (USD 273).
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
Increase of 150% if the worker is requested to work more
Increase of 200% if an additional rest day cannot be granted
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
  • Pay For Night Hours
  • Pay For Overtime at Night

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Retirement, medical insurance, unemployment.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 60%
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 11%
Competent Organization
Ministry of employment and social security

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