Although Chinese law allows part-time employment relationships to be concluded orally, we strongly advise you to draft formal written contracts for part-time employees. This will clarify each party’s roles and responsibilities and avoid any costly labor disputes.
Just as with full-time staff, the contract should typically include specifics on the employment period, working hours, remuneration, terms of labor protection and working conditions.
Beyond the contract, employers hiring part-time workers should also ensure that their company handbook is up-to-date. It should for instance clearly state any policies or benefits that are only applicable to full-time staff. This includes annual leave policy, overtime payment, performance assessment procedure and confidentiality.
Q&A: Can my employee have 2 part-time jobs in China?
Article 69 of the Labor Contract Law stipulates that part-time employees may simultaneously enter into multiple part-time employment agreements. However, it is the employee’s responsibility to ensure he meets the requirements set by his first employer and doesn’t let any subsequent labor contract affect his performance.