Guide to PEO / Staffing / Payroll Outsourcing
Can New Horizons hire both local and foreign nationals to work in China?
New Horizons can hire staff of all nationality as long as their profiles match with the requirements established by the Chinese immigration authorities.
What is the procedure for a foreign employee to be entitled to work in China?
Both employee and employer have to gather a number of documents to submit to the Chinese authorities when applying for the Work and Residence Permit, which are mandatory to work in China. It takes generally 2 to 3 months.
What responsibilities do I have regarding my employee(s) in China?
New Horizons prepares all payroll calculation (including social charges, taxes, benefits, expenses claim, etc.) on your behalf – as the employer of records of your employee(s) in China. All procedures, from onboarding to termination, are handled by New Horizons and only require your validation.
How many employees can I hire globally through a PEO partner?
The number of employees dispatched in China is not limited and can vary according to the ongoing projects and business development.
What is the cost of termination of an employee in China?
No severance pay has to be paid during the probationary period, then the amount of the termination pay is usually 1 or 2 months salary per year of seniority, depending on the labor contract nature and the reason for termination.
Can New Horizons also recruit staff in China, to be hired under a PEO solution?
New Horizons provide recruitment services and PEO services, available for both foreign and local professionals from any background.
Can New Horizons hire staff on my behalf in different cities in China?
New Horizons can hire your staff everywhere in China through its PEO network of local entities specialized in HR management services.
Is it possible to hire my staff through New Horizons in 1 day?
Technically this is feasible as the Chinese law enables to backdate a Chinese employee’ employment agreement for social security payment purposes (upon request of the employee). It does not apply to foreign employees in China.
Do I have to pay taxes or contribute to social charges in China?
All mandatory social charges contributions, housing fund contributions and income tax payments are paid directly to the Chinese authorities and relevant third-parties by New Horizons. Both the foreign company and its employee(s) can access the records of all payments at any time.
Can I pay my employees working in China directly from abroad?
All mandatory payments stated on the labor contract shall be paid by New Horizons. Additional payments (e.g. expenses) can be reimbursed directly by the foreign company.
Does my staff need an office space?
In China, work from home is authorized as long as the employer gives its approval. Nonetheless, the employer shall ensure the maintain of a local office space available for the staff at any time, while keeping New Horizons informed.
How to change the terms and conditions of my staff contracts in China?
New Horizons can implement any changes directly with the employee on your behalf.