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Employer of Record in China

What Is a Global Employer of Record?

The global Employer of Record (GEO) service is a new way for companies to hire workers in other countries. Companies can reduce administrative costs and improve compliance with local labor laws by using the GEO (Global Employer of Record).

Previously, finding workers from other countries was time-consuming and required extensive research into local laws and regulations. With the GEO, employers can employ their pre-selected qualified workers worldwide in just minutes without taking on the cost and risk of establishing a local entity. The GEO also provides valuable HR support and compliance assistance, making it easier for businesses to thrive in a competitive global marketplace. The Global EOR offers employers access to a single point of contact for all their foreign employment needs, from complying with local labor laws to managing payroll and benefits.

3 Options for Multi-location International Employment

Businesses establishing a global presence face the challenge of managing and scaling an employee base with no common borders or language. To successfully expand abroad, companies have several options for enabling hiring in international markets. 

There are six key things to consider when choosing an employment method for your company’s global expansion:

  1. Budget and time frame
  2. Tax implications
  3. Compliance
  4. Employment liability
  5. IP protection
  6. Asset acquisition.

The most commonly used ways are by doing the following: 

  1. Overseas Permanent Establishment (a representative office, a branch, a subsidiary, and other foreign legal entity types )
  2. Selecting independent contractors to handle tasks remotely.
  3. Work with a global EOR (Employer of Record) and GEO (Global Professional Employer Organisation) Partner. 

Global Employment Services in China

When expanding globally, many companies face challenges onboarding employees in new countries. To comply with local laws, they often need to set up a legal business entity in that country – a process that can be costly, time-consuming, and complex. For many employers, this is not a viable option.

To help your organization legally onboard and payroll a workforce in China, Acumen International offers a global employment solution via our Global Employer of Record (EOR) designed to help you circumvent the legalities of direct hiring, eliminating the need for you to establish a legal entity in China to conduct business there.

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Global Mobility Services

  • Employee Work Visa and Work Permit sponsorship for your international employees;
  • ​​Dependent Visa;
  • Visa extension;
  • Application for a sponsor license for a foreign national;
  • Relocation assistance.

Checks

  • Health checks;
  • Criminal record checks;
  • Background checks;
  • Education checks.

Onboarding

  • Employment Agreement drafting; 
  • Compliant worker onboarding on your behalf;
  • Account setup in the payroll and HR system​
  • Employee data entry and records maintenance;
  • Managing probation periods.
  • Local Employment Contracts Compliance

Payroll Administration

  • In-country registration with statutory bodies;​
  • Day-to-day payroll management;
  • Monthly pay-slips; 
  • Payroll frequency and country-specific requirements;
  • Accruals;
  • Allowances;
  • 13th and 14th Salary
  • End of financial year reporting.

Working Time & Time Off Administration

  • Working hours;
  • Overtime;
  • Public holidays;
  • Annual leave;
  • Parental leave;
  • Sick leave;
  • Additional Leave.

Tax Administration & Reporting

  • Tax Reporting frequency and requirements;
  • Employer taxes & contributions;
  • Employee taxes & contributions;
  • Withholding tax;
  • Local tax payments and reporting to local authorities.

Benefits Administration

Mandatory Benefits

  • Health insurance;
  • Workers’ compensation;
  • Unemployment insurance.

Voluntary Benefits

Global Mobility Services

  • Employee Work Visa and Work Permit sponsorship for your international employees;

  • ​​Dependent Visa;
  • Visa extension;
  • Application for a sponsor license for a foreign national;

  • Relocation assistance.

Checks

  • Health checks;
  • Criminal record checks;
  • Background checks;
  • Education checks.

Onboarding

  • Employment Agreement drafting; 
  • Compliant worker onboarding on your behalf;
  • Account setup in the payroll and HR system​
  • Employee data entry and records maintenance;
  • Managing probation periods.
  • Local Employment Contracts Compliance

Payroll Administration

  • In-country registration with statutory bodies;​
  • Day-to-day payroll management;
  • Monthly pay-slips; 
  • Payroll frequency and country-specific requirements;
  • Accruals;
  • Allowances;
  • 13th and 14th Salary
  • End of financial year reporting.

Working Time & Time Off Administration

  • Working hours;
  • Overtime;
  • Public holidays;
  • Annual leave;
  • Parental leave;
  • Sick leave;
  • Additional Leave.

Tax Administration & Reporting

  • Tax Reporting frequency and requirements;
  • Employer taxes & contributions;
  • Employee taxes & contributions;
  • Withholding tax;
  • Local tax payments and reporting to local authorities.

Benefits Administration

Mandatory Benefits

  • Health insurance;
  • Workers’ compensation;
  • Unemployment insurance.

Voluntary Benefits

  • Share plans for executives;
  • Expenses reimbursement;
  • Health insurance;
  • Dental treatment;
  • Cars, laptops, and cell phones provision;
  • Business trip processing;
  • Wellness programs.

Offboarding

Compliant handling of offboarding following country-specific regulations and procedures.

  1. Employment agreement termination under specific termination grounds
    • By the employer (dismissal);
    • by the employee (resignation);
  2. Notice period;
  3. Final settlement & severance payments.
  4. De-registration with statutory bodies.

Ongoing Compliance

  • Reporting frequency and requirements
  • Payroll regulations and legislation, including regional and local variations and updates 

Ongoing Immigration Compliance Support

Since the immigration landscape is constantly changing, Acumen Global Alliance has established strategic alliances with trusted global providers that together offer a suite of support services to help ensure companies’ continued compliance with immigration regulations worldwide.

Customer Service, Reporting, Query Management

  • Transparency,  accountability, and regular customer reporting;
  • Single agreement for all target countries;
  • 24/7 customer support;
  • A dedicated account manager to guide and assist employers and employees through every step of the employment journey;
  • A rapid response across all time zones;
  • No language barrier;
  • Handling employee requests in 190 countries.

Spotlight on China

China is a country, located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.

  • Capital: Beijing.
  • Population: 1.4 billion.
  • Local currency: Chinese Yuan.

Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution to take care of all payroll details while ensuring full compliance with in-country labor and taxation laws. To get more information about Acumen’s Global PEO and payroll service in China, click here.

Employ your Selected Workforce via Acumen Employer of Record / EOR in China

As an Global Employer of Record services provider, Acumen International helps businesses to legally engage and pay their selected highly skilled professionals in China .

Businesses desiring to hire local employees should be prepared to pay competitive salaries, to attract and retain the most qualified candidates. As a global employment organization, Acumen International serves both end employers and service companies representing international clients.

Acumen’s Global employment services are designed to provide our clients with professional assistance to meet their global HR needs, such as:

  • Global talent acquisition and retention
  • Global expansion, to help you quickly enter new global markets without legal and HR compliance risks
  • Local support for international clients and their expat employees

Acumen’s Employer of Record / EOR service in China offers an efficient and inexpensive alternative to direct hiring. Our employer of record solution gives companies the opportunity to operate in China and in 190 international markets where we serve our clients, without registering as a local business entity.

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Legally onboard and payroll employees in China via Acumen Employer of Record (EOR)

Acumen’s EOR global employment solution helps businesses to overcome legal challenges by hiring and compensating your local and ex-pat workforce in China on your behalf in a risk-free and cost-effective manner.

If you are looking to reinforce your internal team with the expertise of China-based global talent, or if you have already selected a local candidate to work for you remotely and in full legal compliance in China, our global EOR solution is the ideal choice for you.

You can trust Acumen to handle the global employment and HR details of your workforce management in China to ensure full compliance with in-country employment laws.

Acumen’s Global Employer of Record / EOR solution was designed to help international companies like yours expand their global reach and engage the brightest global talent for their projects.

In addition to legally onboarding local citizens, we can organize work permits and business visa sponsorship for your expatriate team via our Global Employer of Record and employ them on your behalf once legal permissions have been attained.

Partner with Acumen International, and let us help you handle your global employment and HR needs. With Acumen, you can rest assured that all legal requirements are met for compliant hiring and compensating your local and expatriate employees in China and 190 countries worldwide where we serve our international clients.

Reduce risks while expanding your business without establishing your legal entity in China. Leave it to Acumen to hire and compensate your employees on your behalf, so you can focus on growing your business.

Trust us to handle the global employment and HR side of your workforce management in China, so you are sure that none of these nuances are missed and that your employees are employed and payrolled properly and compliantly on your behalf.

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