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Contract for Service Letter in China - Update 1 (Reply)


Dear HR Practitioners,

We have an employee in China who has reached his retirement age of 60 on 2 November 2017. We would like to offer him a 1-year contract, subject to yearly renewal.

I was told that we can’t offer a Contract of Service for re-employment after retirement age. Instead, it should be Contract for Service, something like a business agreement.

Q1: Is offering Contract for Service or Business Agreement the right way we should approach?

Q2: Do you have any sample template of Contract for Service or Business Agreement to share?

Q3: Do we have to seek a lawyer to draft us the contract/business agreement?

Q4: Must the contract/business agreement written in bilingual (English and Chinese) or single language (English or Chinese)?

This is my first time handling China HR case. Kindly assist.

Thank you



Handling China contract need to be very careful as they have complex employment law. For such cases, best is seek legal assistance.



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