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China Employment Agreements

Updated:2018-2-27 16:09:53    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:762

For each business owner, they know that want to sign the China employment contract or employment agreements. For employment agreements; it not only can protect the business owner's right and benefit, but also can protect the employee’s right and benefits.

According to PRC Labour Contract Law prescribes that main clauses in China employment agreements :
• Name, domicile and legal representative or main person in charge of the employer;
• Name, domicile and ID card number (or other valid identity document of the employee);
• Term of the contract;
• Job description and place of work;
• Working hours, rest and leave;
• Remuneration;
• Social insurance;
• Labour protection, working conditions and protection against occupational hazards and;
• Other matters which laws and statutes require to be included in labour contracts.

If you're hiring someone new or taking on a new job yourself, the only way to prevent misunderstandings and to assure that both the employee and the employer are on the same page is to write up an employment contract. From duties to benefits, an employment contract outlines everything an employee needs to know to understand his role, responsibilities and compensation package, and to successfully meet the expectations of the employer.

As your company grows and your employment offering is well defined and standardized, you may be able to avoid using individual employment agreements — except in the case of executive positions where a legal agreement is always recommended.

How to Write an Employment Contract?
Your job offer letter should include:

1. A brief but positive introduction

2. Highlights of the offer, with a reference to the formal employment agreement for additional details (if applicable). These highlights would generally include:
•  The title of the position in the employment agreement
•  The identity of the manager or supervisor
•  A brief explanation of the position’s scope of responsibility
•  Clear information about compensation, including:

1) Salary;
2) Bonuses and incentives, if applicable;
3) Eligibility for stock options, if applicable;
4) Vacation allotment.

3. Confirmation of the start date discussed during the verbal job offer conversation

4. A brief reference to the general benefits offered to all employees, if applicable. These benefits may include:
•  A group RRSP
•  Medical or dental coverage
•  Life insurance
•  Disability insurance

Your offer package should include:
•  The job offer letter
•  The employment agreement, if applicable
•  A non-disclosure agreement, if this is not covered within the employment agreement
•  A summary of employee benefits and how the programs work (your insurance carrier or consultant can usually provide this)

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