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New Horizons is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) focused on China and Asia, helping foreign companies to hire staff abroad at any time. Our local teams aims at supporting companies without local entities or not interested in directly hiring local employees. We handle on your behalf all the administrative and legal hassles to simplify global workforce management. New Horizons ensures compliant day-to-day guidance regarding national labor laws and regulations, providing mandatory monthly payroll requirements, and absorbing all local employment liabilities.
On-site legal team
We provide all types of Chinese labor contracts for your staff in both Chinese and English: fixed-term contracts, open-ended contracts, project-based agreements, short-term mission agreements.
Labor law expertise
We hire all employees in compliance with immigration rules and China’s social security requirements, with a clear breakdown of the payroll, benefits, and mandatory termination/ severance costs.
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Employment in China – FAQ
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Yes, we can hire staff from every nationality as long as their profiles are approved by the immigration authorities in order to obtain the working permit.
The employer in China must prepare with the employee all immigration files (1-2 weeks) in order to submit the employment application online to the local immigration authorities (3 weeks). Once accepted, the employer must apply for both the residence permit and the working permit (3 weeks).
New Horizons prepares all payroll calculation (including social charges, taxes, benefits, expenses claim, etc.) for the foreign company to validate on a monthly basis. This validation process is the only procedure requested from the foreign company, in order to ensure a constant follow up of the overseas teams’ labor costs. All onboarding and termination procedures are handled by New Horizons in accordance with local norms.
The number of overseas is not limited and can vary according to the ongoing projects and business development.
None during the probationary period, then usually 1-2 months salary per year of seniority, according to the labor contract type and the reason for termination.
Yes, our company provide recruitment services and PEO services, available for both foreign and local professionals from any background.
No, a foreign company can only hire staff in its working location (city level). Hiring an employee in a different city requires the opening of a corresponding local subsidiary.
Yes, we can hire staff everywhere in China through our network of local entities specialized in HR management services.
Technically this is feasible. Moreover, it is possible in China to backdate the staff’s employment contract under the PRC Labor Law for social security payment purposes (upon request of the employee).
No, all mandatory social charges contributions (the 5 China social insurances), housing fund contributions, income tax payments are paid directly to the Chinese authorities and concerned 3rd parties by our local entities. Both the foreign company and its employee(s) can access the records of all payments at any time.
All mandatory payments as per the labor contracts must be arranged via the employer of record entity. Additional payments (e.g. the benefits from a home country contract or expenses claim can be reimbursed directly by the foreign company.)
In China, staff can be home-based or work in the location they prefer, as long as their foreign employer gives its approval. Nonetheless, the foreign company must ensure the maintain of a local office space available for the staff at any time, while informing New Horizons of all its employee(s)’ residence and working locations – if different from the office address.
New Horizons can implement any changes directly with the employee on behalf of the foreign company.