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How does the foreign representative office in China employ personnel?

  1.  The foreign representative office (hereafter as “RO”)  is not allowed to recruit workers and staff in China on their own.
  2.  When hiring Chinese personnel, the Foreign RO should do it through the Foreign Service Company.  Thus, the Foreign Service Company and the employee that the representative office needed shall sign the employment contract, and then bouncy castle the representative office as an end-user could sign Labour Dispatch Serivice Contract with Foreign Service Company.
  3. Could the Foreign RO hires foreigner as employee?

The answer is No,  because the foreign RO couldn’t hire the foreign employee by itself, and the Foreign Service Company could only dispatch Chinese employee.

However, the foreign enterprise which established the RO could  hire foreigners as the chief representative (1 person) and representatives (1-3 persons) of the RO  in China.

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the Length of Probation Period in Employment Contract (China)

How long is the probationary period ?

1.  Where  the labour contract was signed before Jan 1st 2008,  the probation period should be not more than 6 months.

2. Where the labour contract was signed before Jan 1st 2008 in Shanghai,the probationary period depends on the term of the jumping castle labour contract.

The term of a labour contract Probation Period
 the term of a labor contract  < 6 months no probation period
6months  ≤  the term of a labor contract  < 1 year ≤1 months
1 year  ≤  the term of a labor contract  < 3 years ≤3months
3 year  ≤  the term of a labor contract ≤6 months

3. Where the labour contract was signed after Jan 1st 2008, the probation period also depends on the term of the labour contract.

The term of a labour contract Probation Period
3 months  ≤  the term of a labor contract  < 1 year ≤1 month
1 year  ≤  the term of a labor contract  < 3 years ≤2 months
3 year  ≤  the term of a labor contract(fixed-term contract) ≤6 months
Unfixed-term contract ≤6 months
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