It is time to get into compliance with your labor practices in China.
When the 2008 labor law was published it was as usual in China not fully enforced. Now, 9 years later the message from the PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MOHRSS”) is to get in line or get in trouble.
These Measures are set to take effect on January 1, 2017 and will apply to all China employers, domestic and foreign. So if you have employees or an operation in China and you have not already done so, now is the time to check that you are in full compliance.
Your local labor authorities will have the task to investigate all employers and rate them on an scale which will decide further inspection frequency.
Important criteria includes if there is an HR manual in the company defining its internal labor rules, labor contracts in place with 100% of the employees, compliance with rules on working times, overtime, female workers, underage workers and employer contributes all mandatory social insurances.