Employment Contract Template

DaWo’s Employment Contract Templates

DaWo’s employment contract templates are bilingual documents, in English and Chinese, useful for Chinese registered foreign companies and local companies hiring foreign or domestic employees, and for the local or foreign employees themselves.

8000 CNY(excl VAT)

standard employee contract template + one hour of consultation

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Complete our questionnaire, explaining your situation and individual needs, and pay the fixed fee.

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You’ll receive a standard employee contract template and one hour of consultation regarding the specifics of your contract or changes to the template tailored to your needs.

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1

Complete our questionnaire, explaining your situation and individual needs, and pay the fixed fee

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You’ll receive a standard employee contract template and one hour of consultation regarding the specifics of your contract or changes to the template tailored to your needs.

An employment contract is a legal agreement defining the terms and conditions of a legal employment relationship, addressing the rights, expectations, and obligations of both the employer and the employee.

Chinese law requires a written employment contract with specific and mandatory clauses to be held by both the employer and the employee.

Our international team of lawyers created bilingual versions of employment contracts based on nearly 20 years of experience in dealing with labor cases involving foreign entities and employees. Our templates are intricately designed to avoid unnecessary disputes by both sides.

1. Complete our questionnaire, explaining your situation and individual needs. We need to know:

a) why you need the contract;
b) basic information about the signing parties;
c) if there are any special requirements.

2. After paying our fixed fee, you’ll receive a standard employee contract template. The price also includes up to one hour of consultation with our lawyers regarding the specifics of your contract and tailoring the template to your needs.

We can also create a customized contract according to your needs, including additional clauses, but extra fees may apply.

8,000 CNY(excl VAT) pre-paid through Bank Transfer or WeChat.

After receiving DaWo’s employment contract template, you may review the content of the template and consult DaWo’s lawyers for up to one hour if you have specific questions regarding the template or if you would like to make some customized changes. If you require further services exceeding one hour of consultation, extra fees will apply.

If you are involved in a labor dispute, our lawyers can offer advice, but fees will apply.

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What types of employment contracts can I sign in China?

There are three main types: fixed-term employment contracts, open-ended employment contracts, and contracts terminated upon the conclusion of a specific task.

Can I set a probationary period for my employee?

It is not mandatory under Chinese laws, but a probationary period may be set upon mutual agreement. The specific period may vary according to the type and length of your contract.

Do I need a probationary review to guarantee that my employee is competent?

We advise having the review before the expiration of the probationary period to avoid disputes.

How much should I pay my employee during the probationary period?

Chinese law states that the salary paid for employees during this period should not be lower than the minimum salary level for the same position, or less than 80% of the agreed figure on the contract. It should also not be less than the local minimum salary standard.

May I establish disciplinary rules in the contract?

Yes. However, since this relates to internal management, we suggest using the Employee Handbook for that.

Can we implement flexible working hours?

In China, a standard working hour system usually applies. However, flexible working hours may be approved by local authorities according to the nature of the business.

What can I negotiate in an employment contract?

Specific clauses that are not limited by laws and regulations: for example, remuneration, conditions for job transference, appraisal of performance, etc.

What other documents do I need for a formal employment contract?

It varies from case to case. Two typical annexes to employment contracts are the Job Description and the Employee Handbook.

How long does it take for the contract to become effective?

Domestic employees can begin working on the execution date without any other special statutory procedures. Foreign employees, however, need a Chinese work permit. Application times to process the work permit vary from location to location.

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Any question? Call us +86(21) 6288 8682

All about Employment Contract with Maggie Jia

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Maggie Jia is a DaWo Lawyer focusing on labour law and social security law.

Still want to know more? Send us an email with your questions to info@dawo-lf.com or call us at +86 21 6288 8682