Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
- Less than 1 year of employment- no leave entitlement
- 1-10 years of employment- 5 days’ of annual leave
- 10-20 years of employment- 10 days of annual leave
- 20+ years of employment- 15 days of annual leave
There are 7 public holidays, however, some regions have additional holidays.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
6 months sick leave:
- Less than 2 years of employment- 60% of the regular wages
- 2-4 years of employment- 70% of the regular wages
- 4-6 years of employment- 80% of the regular wages
- 6-8 years of employment- 90% of the regular wages
- 8+ years of employment- 100% of the regular wages
Over 6 months of sick leave:
- Less than 1 year of employment- 40% of the regular wages
- 1-3 years of employment- 50% of the regular wages
- 3+ years of employment- 60% of the regular wages
- Employees must provide a medical certificate.
A female employee is entitled to 98 days of maternity leave and an additional 15 days in the case of difficult labor or multiple births. Some cities offer additional maternity leave for women who give birth after the age of 23.
Maternity leave is paid by the Social Security Bureau in which the woman is registered and is based on an average monthly salary over the 12 month period before the birth. Social security will either pay this rate or 3 times the minimum wage, whichever is higher. In some areas such as Beijing and China, the employer supplements the maternity pay with additional pay.
Fathers are entitled to 10 days if paid paternity leave, paid by the employer. In some cities, additional paternity leave is given.