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Paid time off

The period of work is used to measure paid time off:

There is no entitlement to resign if you have been working for less than a year.

5 days of voluntary leave for employees who have worked for 1 to 10 years.

10 days of voluntary leave after 10-20 years of work

After 20 years of service, you are entitled to 15 days of paid leave.

Public holidays

There are seven national holidays, with extra holidays in certain countries.

Sick days

Pay for sick leave varies depending on duration of service:

Sick leave for six months:

Employed for less than two years: 60% of the average hourly pay

70 percent of daily earnings after 2-4 years of work

4-6 years of work experience: 80% of the average hourly rate

6–8 years of experience: 90% above the average hourly rate

After 8 years of service, you can get 100% of your daily pay.

Sick leave of more than 6 months:

40 percent of daily pay for less than a year of work

50% of daily income after 1-3 years of work

After three years of service, you will be paid 60% of your daily salary.

A medical card is required for all employees.

Maternity leave

A female employee is entitled to 98 days of maternity leave, with an extra 15 days if the delivery is painful or multiple births are occurring. Women who give birth after the age of 23 could be eligible for extra maternity leave in some cities.

Maternity leave is compensated by the Social Security Bureau where the individual is enrolled and is calculated based on an average monthly wage for the preceding 12 months. This rate or three times the minimum wage would be paid by Social Welfare, whichever is higher. Employers in some countries, such as Beijing and China, complement maternity pay with extra pay.

Paternity leave

When paid paternity leave is taken, fathers are entitled to ten days of paid paternity leave. Additional paternity leave is available in some cities.

Parental leave

For infants under the age of 12 months, nursing mothers are entitled to one hour off every day.

Other leave

Marriage Leave: Each city has its own set of rules, which range from 3 to 10 days. Employees in Beijing and Shanghai are entitled to ten days of marriage leave.

Bereavement Leave: It varies by city and can take anywhere from one to three days.

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