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In January 2008, China’s new Labour Contract Law came into force. The result of this is that employing staff in China is becoming more and more complicated, to an even greater extent if you are operating a nationwide business. There are different regulations for wages that all have specific terms, which consider creating mandatory welfare payments along with an employee’s education level that are themselves regionally dependent. China corporate payroll services provided by LehmanBrown will give companies the security of knowing that they are operating the HR function of their business compliantly.

Components of Workers’ Wages

Workers’ wages generally include pay on time basis, pay on piecework basis, bonuses, allowances and subsidies, over-time pay, and other payment for special duties. The following must be provided, but not included in an employee’s wages:

Social insurance and welfare benefits, such as bereavement and poverty relief are paid by the employer to individual staff

Labour protection-related benefits, such as allowances on: work clothes, detoxification agents and refreshing drinks

Other labour remuneration not listed in the total payroll according to relevant regulations.

The Labour Law provides a minimum wage requirement, which is determined at a provincial level. The Regulations on Minimum Wages require all provinces, autonomous regions and directly administered municipalities to set minimum wage standards and report them to the ministry. Employers must also deduct and withhold employee individual income tax, social security and related payments.

Adding another layer of complexity is the constant revision of the minimum wage level and welfare by the Chinese Government on an almost yearly basis. In light of the new labour law, the demand for professional, in-country payroll services is growing. LehmanBrown is here to help you with this. We offer professional, quick and highly reliable accounting practices to take away the stress of following payroll regulation thus allowing you to focus on sales and growth. Our associates can help you with:

China Payroll Processing Setup

Hiring Expatriate Employees in China

Hiring Local Employees in China

Accounting & Bookkeeping in China

To make an enquiry, please contact us at enquiries@lehmanbrown.com. For information about China Payroll Services LehmanBrown can offer, please see the relevant webpages.