Category: Labour

CCG launches website — Horizons moves forward with Belt and Road related activities

We're proud to announce that the China Collaborative Group (CCG) has launched its website (www.theccgway.com). CCG is a multicountry association of business, legal and tax advisors of which Horizons is a founding member. The team of advisors — spanning 17 countries and special administrative regions — serves to provide cross-border solutions that help businesses thrive…

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China business: Labour 101 — get it right from the beginning or risk big headaches

Employing, managing and developing employees successfully is crucial to the long-term health and success of a company. Foreign companies operating in China often struggle to successfully maintain good employees and terminate difficult ones due to a lack of cultural understanding and knowledge related to relevant laws, rules and regulations. In this article, we outline the…

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Amendments to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund affects monthly salaries beginning 1 April

Monthly contribution changes to the Shanghai Housing Provident Fund will come into effect from 1 April 2019. On 14 February 2019, the Shanghai Municipal Housing Management Committee of Housing Provident Fund published online The Notice on the Amendment to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund on Payment Basis, Payment and Deposit Proportion and Maximum and Minimum Monthly…

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China tax alert: Individual Income Tax — special additional deductions

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress revised the Individual Income Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China (IIT). The revisions came partly into effect in October 2018 predominantly affecting tax rates and general standard deductions for general income (please see previous tax-related articles). From 1 January 2019, the revised IIT law goes…

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China workplace: the importance of your employee handbook

Clear, legitimate and consistent internal company policies are an essential aspect of employee management tools in China. Whilst the labour contract governs the labour relationship between the employee and employer, the internal company policy establishes fundamental provisions to manage the daily routine, responsibilities and obligations of the employees. In practise, the internal company policies are…

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