Employees have the legal rights to obtain specified remuneration, allowance, bonus, subsidy and other welfare benefits. This article aims to provide a summary of those remunerations and welfare in China.
Employees who have worked continuously for one year or more are entitled to paid annual leave.
The days of annual leave which may be taken by an employee shall be determined according to the employee’s accumulative working time which shall cover the employee’s working time in the same or different employers and the hours deemed as working time by any law, administrative regulation or State Council provisions.
The annual leave shall be five days for employees who have accumulatively worked for 1-10 year(s); 10 days for employees who have accumulatively worked 10-20 years; and 15 days for employees who have accumulatively worked for 20 years or more.
The annual leave shall be additional to national legal holidays and off days.
Working on Statutory or Public Holiday
The employer shall pay employees more wage remunerations than those for normal work according to the following standards in any one of the following cases:
(1) Wage payments to employees no less than 150 per cent of their wages if the employees are asked to work longer hours;
(2) Wage payments to employees no less than 200 per cent of their wages if no rest can be arranged afterwards for the employees asked to work on days of rest;
(3) Wage payments to employees no less than 300 per cent of their wages if the employees are asked to work on legal holidays.
Protection of Female Employees
Birth-giving women workers shall be entitled to maternity leaves no less than 90 days.
All units shall, in line with women’s characteristics and according to law, protect women’s safety and health during their work or physical labor, and shall not assign them any work or physical labor not suitable to women.
Women shall be under special protection during menstrual period, pregnancy, obstetrical period and nursing period.
Social Security Contribution
Employees shall be entitled to social insurance treatment in any one of the following cases:
(2) Suffer diseases or injuries;
(3) Become disabled during work or suffer occupational diseases;
(4) Become jobless;
(5) Give births.
The dependents of the employee who dies shall enjoy, in accordance with law, subsidies provided to these dependents.
The conditions and standards on the eligibility of employees for social insurance treatment shall be stipulated by laws and regulations.
The social insurance funds for employees shall be paid in due time and in full.