The Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued new Shanghai Enterprise Salary Payment Measures ("New Salary Measures"), effective from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2021. The New Salary Measures include a number of changes to the prior measures issued in 2003 to ensure consistency with the Labor Contract Law 2008 and its amendments. The New Salary Measures also provide guidance on some issues that are not covered or clearly stated in the Labor Contract Law, including: (i) the calculation base for overtime payment and leave payments; (ii) the timing of payment of final payroll upon termination; and (iii) the circumstances and extent to which an employer may decrease or deduct wages in the event of violations of rules and policies.

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