Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

China :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave Under Chinese law pregnancy and maternity are protected characteristics and dismissal during this period is extremely difficult …

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China :: Public holidays 2020

 January 11 dayNew Year’s Day  (Wednesday)(元旦)January 24-February 210 daysSpring Festival/Chinese New Year (Friday-Thursday)(春节)(working days moved to January 19th, February 3rd 2020)April 4-63 daysTomb-sweeping Day (Qing Ming jie) (Saturday-Monday)(清明节)May 1-55 daysLabour Day (Friday-Tuesday)(劳动节)(working days moved to April 26th, May 9th 2020 )June 25-273 daysDragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu jie) (Thursday-Saturday)(端午节)(working day moved to June 28th 2020)October 1-88 daysNational Day/Mid-Autumn Festival (Thursday-Thursday)(国庆节/中秋节)(working days moved to September 27th, October 10th 2020)Additional Public Holidays for Specific Social GroupsDate Name Applicable toMarch 8 International Women’s Day (三八妇女节) Women (half day)May 4 Youth Day (五四青年节) Ages 14 to 28 (half-day)June 1 Children’s Day (六一儿童节) Children below 14 (1 day)August 1 Army Day (八一建军节) Military personnel in active China has seven legal holidays in a year …

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China :: Public holidays 2021

 January 1New Year (Friday)(元旦)February 11-17Spring Festival/Chinese New Year (Thursday-Wednesday)(春节)April 4Tomb-sweeping Day (Sunday)(清明节)May 1Labour Day (Saturday)(劳动节)June 14Dragon Boat Festival (Monday)(端午节)September 21Mid-Autumn Festival (Tuesday)(中秋节)October 1-7 National Day Holiday (Friday-Thursday)(国庆节)Additional Public Holidays for Specific Social GroupsDate Name Applicable toMarch 8 International Women’s Day (三八妇女节) Women (half day)May 4 Youth Day (五四青年节) Ages 14 to 28 (half-day)June 1 Children’s Day (六一儿童节) Children below 14 (1 day)August 1 Army Day (八一建军节)Military personnel in active China has seven legal holidays in a year …

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China :: Sick leave and pay

If an employee is ill or injured, they are entitled to paid sick leave as described below …

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China :: Public holidays

China has seven legal holidays in a year …

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China :: Other leave entitlements

Single Child Parental Care Leave A number of provinces have introduced “Single Child Parental Care Leave” laws to give paid time off to adult employees who are from single child families to nurse their ailing parents aged 60+ …

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China :: Annual leave

All employees who have worked continuously for at least one year are entitled to annual leave with pay …

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