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Working hours & days
in China.

SALARY PAYMENT IN Chinese Yuan (CNY, ¥)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Mandarin & English

PAYROLL TAX 39.50% – 41.20%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly 

TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

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What are the standard working hours in China?

In China the standard working hours are 8 hours a day and the typical business shift is 9am to 5pm.

What are the standard working days in China?

In China the standard working days are 5 days a week during the days of Monday to Friday.

How many hours can you work per week in China?

In China the standard amount of hours in a week is 40 hours a week. The maximum amount of overtime hours is no more than 3 hours per workday. This equals out to be no more than 36 hours overtime a month.

How many hours is part-time work in China?

An employee is considered part-time in China if they work less than 25 hours a week.

How many hours is overtime in China?

Overtime hours is any hours worked past 40 hours in a week. Overtime hours is maximized at 36 hours a month.

Is it illegal to work on the weekend in China?

No it is not illegal to work on the weekend in China. Although usually higher wages will need to be paid to employees who are working on the weekend.

Does China have a four-day work?

No, in China the work week is 5 days a week.

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FAQs

The maximum amount of overtime an employee can work per monthly in China is 36 hours.

The overtime pay rate in China is 1.5 times the normal pay of the employee.

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