international employment law firm alliance L&E Global
China

4. Teleworking

Policies and procedures for telework once the business reopens.

Telework raises challenges for Chinese employment regulatory regimes since they were written in such a way that does not specifically distinguish between work environments. General rules for working hours, employees’ data and health protection still apply in teleworking.  Even if employees have flexible work arrangements when working from home, comprehensive or flexible working hour systems would not automatically apply. The employer is obliged to pay overtime salary if overtime work is required, regardless of workplace.

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