HR & Payroll

China to Extend Preferential Individual Income Tax Policies

Jan 24

China has announced the extension of several preferential individual income tax policies for resident taxpayers to boost capital market liberalization and corporate innovation.

Chinese New Year 2023 - Travel, Consumption, and Post-COVID Recovery

Jan 18

Chinese New Year 2023 will be the first time in three years many people can travel, but will the lifting of COVID restrictions really bring a rebound in travel and consumption?

How Will the Downgrade of COVID-19 to a Class B Infection Affect Companies’ Employee Management?

Jan 06

Companies need to update their employee management protocols to cope with the new COVID-19 management rules.

A Guide to Minimum Wages in China in 2023 (Last Updated on January 5, 2023)

Jan 05

We offer a guide to the minimum wage levels in Mainland China and discuss how labor costs are affected by changes to the minimum wage levels.

From Zero-COVID to Living with COVID - What the Pivot Means for Businesses in China

Dec 16

With China shifting from "zero-COVID" to "living with COVID", it's important for businesses to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spreading within their workforce. 

China Travel Restrictions 2021/2022: An Explainer (Updated)

Dec 16

The latest China travel restrictions, including flights to China, Chinese visas, China entry requirements during Covid, and current China quarantine rules.

Maternity Leave and Payment: A Comparison of Relevant Rules in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Nov 29

We list the respective maternity leave and payment rules in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hong Kong.

How to Prevent and Deal with Corruption in Your China Business 

Nov 17

Commercial corruption can be a serious crime. We discuss China’s legislation on commercial corruption and offer advice on preventing acts of fraud, embezzlement, and bribery in China-based businesses.

China Passes New Women’s Protection Law: Key Takeaways for Employers

Nov 08

China amended its Women’s Protection Law on October 30, 2022, aiming to give women stronger protection against sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Hong Kong's New Visa and Property Tax Regulations to Attract Foreign Talents

Nov 02

Hong Kong's new measures address current workforce shortages while simultaneously developing local talent, attracting foreign capital, and closing the skills gap.

Fixed-Term Contracts in the UK and China: FAQs

Oct 10

Our third episode in this series focuses on when a fixed-term contract becomes a continuous/indefinite-term contract in the UK and China.

China’s First Ever Private Pension Scheme - What You Need to Know

Sep 29

Beijing has announced a new private pension scheme to better serve the rapidly aging society, opening up new opportunities in the China pension market.

China’s Hukou Reform: Zhengzhou Could Become First Megacity to Relax Hukou Restrictions 

Sep 23

Zhengzhou may become the first Chinese megacity to declare a ‘zero threshold’ for hukou registration. 

What Content Should Be Included in All Employment Contracts in China and the UK?

Sep 16

Our second episode highlights the key content that should be included in all employment contracts in China and the UK.

How Can a Company in China Legally Collect Employee Personal Information?

Sep 15

We discuss the legal basis for companies in China collecting staff personal information as well as best practices to ensure compliance.

Drafting a Contract of Employment in China and the UK (Minimum Requirements)

Sep 07

Our latest video in the series focuses on contractual considerations while hiring in China and the UK. 

PU Letter Exemption for China Visa Applicants: Latest Updates

Aug 22

According to various sources, certain China visa categories do not require foreign travelers to apply for a PU Letter. Read for more details.

Hiring Foreign Employees in China: A Quick Checklist of Requirements

Aug 04

As travel restrictions gradually loosen, we discuss some essential considerations when hiring foreign employees in mainland China.

China Insurance Premium Deferral: What Businesses Need to Know

Jul 06

China is allowing deferral of social insurance premium payments for certain businesses affected by the pandemic. We discuss the conditions.

China Annual IIT Reconciliation – Your Tax Owed Payment FAQs Answered

Jun 14

We answer frequently asked questions on the payment of tax owed in China during the annual IIT settlement process for foreigners.

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2022

Jun 09

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2022, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now.

Recruiting in the Post-COVID Era – Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent in Asia

Jun 08

We discuss smart recruitment strategies so enterprises can effectively navigate the shifts in work attitudes and job priorities.

Childcare Leave in China

May 31

This article offers an overview of childcare leave policy in China, summarizes its recent developments in China’s different regions, and explains how childcare leave will be implemented in practice.

Preparing to Resume Your Businesses in Shanghai: A Practical Guide

May 25

We look at how enterprises in Shanghai can ready for work resumption by implementing specified measures and following protocol for epidemic control.

China Eases Travel Requirements: New Guidelines from May 19, 2022

May 19

China eases travel requirements for for inbound overseas travelers by adjusting some of the pre-departure COVID-19 test policies.

How to Make Your Business in China an Attractive Workplace for Gen Z

May 18

As Gen Z workers appear to be at the center of the 'Great Resignation', we look at key workplace motivators that would make them successful hires.

How to Deal with Labor Disputes Under the Shanghai Lockdown: FAQs

May 06

In this article, we walk you through the official guidance in Shanghai on how to deal with some typical labor disputes during the pandemic and lockdown.

Guangdong's Permanent Residence Application: Eligibility and Process

Apr 21

In this article, we explain China's permanent residence policies with a focus on the eligibility and application process in Guangdong province.

What Should Employers Pay Attention to When an Employee’s Labor Contract is About to Expire?

Apr 07

Best practices and key guidelines regulating the management of employment relationships in China. 

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