On 28 December 2012 the Beijing Municipal Human Resource and
Social Security Bureau issued an order to increase the statutory
minimum wage from 1 January 2013.
Under the order the hourly and monthly minimum wages in Beijing
are increased to CNY8.05 and CNY1,400 respectively. The above
standards do not include items such as the night shift allowance,
high/low temperature allowance, overtime pay payable to the
employee, and the portion of social insurance and housing fund
which is borne by the employee.
In addition, for a part-time employee, the standard of hourly
minimum wage is increased to CNY15.2 (or CNY 36.6 for a statutory
public holiday). The above standards include the contribution
premiums associated with pension, medical insurance and
unemployment insurance which are borne by both the employer and the
The basic pension for retirees of enterprises, the basic pension
and welfare pension for urban and rural residents, regular benefits
for work-related injury insurance and unemployment insurance
benefits will also increase accordingly.
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