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The minimum wage in China is based on region or municipality. The minimum wage in Shanghai is RMB 2,590 and RMB 2,320 in Beijing.
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 3% to 45%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as household status and a number of children.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 98 days of paid leave. The leave is generally granted 15 days before the day of delivery. The salary during this leave will be the average salary of all of the female employees in the company, or 3 times the minimum wage (whichever is greater). Social Security is responsible for the payment amounting to 3 times the minimum wage. All the amounts above are paid by the employer.
Employees are entitled to 15 days of paid paternity leave. If the employer has paid social insurance premiums for employees, the Social Security Center is responsible for the salary payment during leave (once the employer applies to the Social Security Center). The salary during paternity leave is the local social average wage standard. If the employee's salary is higher than the social average wage standard, the employer shall make up the difference. Thus, the employee will receive 100% of their base salary.The employee can extend leave using childcare leave.
Parental leave varies based on the region that the employee is based in. Employees in Beijing and Shanghai are entitled to 5 days of parental leave each year until their child turns 3 years old. Both parents can take this leave and decide how to distribute the time off. For specific salary settlements, most regions provide base salary during statutory parental leave.
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well, as required or recommended based on specific termination cases.
Compliant terminations include:
Voluntarily by the employee under the following circumstances:
Working conditions do not conform to the law
The employer does not pay the remuneration stated on the employment agreement
By mutual agreement
Unilaterally by the employer under the following circumstances if the employee:
Is terminated during the probation period
Withheld information (degree, qualifications, diseases) that can affect work
Caused damage to the company or neglects duties
Committed illegal activities
Disclosed business secrets
Does not meet acceptable standards of work before or after being trained
Is absent from work for more than 5 working days without the prior consent of the General Manager
Employed or engaged in other trade or business organization without the written consent of the employer
Had a conflict of interest that could cause harm to the interests of the company
By the expiration of the contract
The minimum notice period is 1 month and can be increased based on the employer’s discretion.
Severance for Employees
In China, severance pay is based on the length of employment with the same employer. It is paid at the rate of 1 month's wage for each year worked, rounded up to the nearest 0.5 or 1 year.
Pay and Taxes
Companies are required to pay a minimum wage and individual income tax.