Human Resources and Payroll in China 2022Published: February 2022
A firm understanding of China’s laws and regulations related to human resources and payroll management is absolutely necessary for foreign businesses in China. This special edition of HR and Payroll, updated for 2022, navigates China’s newest laws and regulations related to HR and payroll management – essential information for foreign investors looking to establish or already running a foreign-invested entity in China. Among others, we added a new section introducing the latest privacy and personal information protection requirements in human resources management, which is becoming increasingly important in China.
A firm understanding of China’s laws and regulations related to human resources and payroll management is essential for foreign investors who want to establish or are already running foreign-invested entities in China, as well as for local managers and HR professionals who may need to explain complex points of China’s labor policies.
In China, there are a wide range of government institutions involved in HR processes, and while key laws are drafted by the central government, numerous bylaws and regulations are instituted at the local level. The topic is too complex to be covered in complete detail in one book, so the term ’guide’ is quite appropriate for the nature of this publication. Companies should still seek professional advice to deal with any specific situation they face relating to HR.
This guide was created in February 2022 with the latest information available at the time. It was written in consultation with Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist foreign direct investment practice providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence, and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.
Human Resources & Payroll in China 2022 (9th Edition) covers the following:
- Hiring Staff;
- Staff Administration and Payroll;
- Terminating Employees;
- Employing Foreign Workers; and
- Privacy and Data Protection.
Within these chapters, we discuss a range of different topics that affect HR and payroll in China, including labor contracts, labor dispatch and outsourcing, mandatory leaves, social insurances and housing fund, payroll processing and tax calculation, termination and severance. We added a new section introducing the latest privacy and personal information protection requirements in human resources management, which is becoming increasingly important in China.