Make it easier for foreigners to work and live in China
Help Chinese enterprises to recruit global talents
HiredChina.com 在华外国人才网 - 招聘外国人 - 最多外国人使用的求职平台，成功发布的职位将每日同步到Facebook/teitter/Linkedin，并由全国第一的英文微信大号GICexpat推送给20W外国粉丝！
Laowaicareer you should know the following:
1. Workers must be at least 18 years old and in good health.
2. They should have professional skills to benefit from the Chinese industry.
3. There can be no criminal record.
4. There must be a clearly defined employer.
5. A valid passport or another travel document must be held in a place of the passport.
On the other hand, some people cannot work in China or need special permission:
1. Foreigners without a residence permit must obtain a special permit from the Ministry of human resources and social security of China. Foreigners who are undergraduates or interns also need special permission to work outside of the internship regulations. Families with work permits must obtain their own work permits, separate from those held by major workers.
2. To work in China, foreigners need to be invited by the employer, who will handle any necessary permits. The employer needs to sign a complete contract with the local labor administration and the worker's travel documents. Generally, work permits are issued only for specific areas where employees will work. Chinese workers, whether local or foreign, enjoy the rights granted by China's labor law.
There are 10 things you should know about China's Labor Law:
1. There will be no discrimination based on country of origin, race, or gender.
2. Workers shall be paid in currency and wages shall be paid to them.
3. Labor contracts between employers and employees are considered to be mutually binding. China's labor law sets out the expectations of both sides. Unless there are conditions to mitigate the impact, the employee cannot resign without 30 days' notice or terminate the employment relationship without similar notice. From an employee's point of view, an example of this may be a disease or injury unrelated to the job that prevents him or her from continuing to work. (work-related injuries or illnesses are treated differently.) On the employer side, if the company goes bankrupt, the employer may be forced to terminate the work of all or many employees in order to maintain the life of the company. There are other rules that apply to these situations.
4. According to the employment contract act, the employment relationship begins when the employee starts to work. The law requires that a written employment contract be entered into when such a relationship is established. However, if an employment relationship is established before a written contract is signed, the parties have one month to work out an employment agreement.
5. The working week in China must not exceed 44 hours, and employees must take at least one day off each week. All the workers are on holiday. The exception is in times of crisis, such as during a tsunami, where workers may be needed to help. If the company's workload is unusually large, it may also require workers to do more work, but it is hoped that the company will make appropriate adjustments at those times.
6. Employers must comply with the minimum terms and conditions of employment prescribed by law. The employer shall not violate the minimum employment conditions stipulated by laws and regulations. More specifically, there are minimum requirements for local wages (determined by the local government), holidays (5 to 15 days per year depending on the length of service), terms included in employment contracts, payment of social security benefits and minimum conditions for preventive measures. Occupational risk. The law sets a maximum limit on overtime (3 hours / day and 36 hours / month), probation (0-6 months according to the terms of the employment contract) and the use of dispatched employees (10% of regular employees).
7. Women are prohibited from doing some heavy work, including underground or high-altitude work, and there are regulations on menstrual cycle, pregnancy and maternity leave. Otherwise, they should be given equal work and equal remuneration.
8. Maternity leave can last 98 days and can start 15 days before delivery. Hard work can be extended for another 15 days, if multiple births, each child can be extended for another 15 days. Local regulations may require a few more days off. For example, Beijing and Shanghai offer an additional 30 days of maternity leave to postpone birth, i.e. after the age of 24. Female employees who miscarry are entitled to 15 or 42 days of maternity leave, depending on whether the miscarriage occurred before or after the first four months of pregnancy.
9. Part time workers can be dismissed at will without compensation, which is not allowed to terminate full-time employees. Dispatched workers are entitled to equal pay for equal work even in the receiving unit.