Event Details

On June 30, 2020, the Notice Regarding Several Issues on Participation of Labor Dispatch Companies and Human Recourses Service Companies in Social Insurance Scheme ("Notice") was issued by the Beijing Social Insurance Fund Management Centre – enforced from September 2020. Companies are required to maintain the consistency of the labor contract, social insurance enrollment and individual income tax payment registered under the company's legal entity in accordance with the law; meanwhile, if the companies do not have an entity or branch in Beijing, they are in general not allowed to entrust a third party HR agency to withhold the social security premium and the housing fund for their employees in Beijing.


Common questions for many foreign companies are therefore:

  • What are the implications of the new social insurance compliance obligation?
  • What options are available for me to comply with the new policy?
  • What are consequential problems arising from the new policy?


Starting from 2022, certain tax-exempt allowances for foreign employees such as housing allowance, language training, and children education will not be applicable anymore.


Common questions for many foreign companies are therefore:

  • Which alternative and fair options are available for foreign employees and employers?
  • How should existing and new employment contracts be adjusted in response to the IIT changes?
  • Are these future IIT changes already certain or is there any hope for exceptions?


In this seminar, Christina Gigler LL.M., Head of Legal at Rödl & Partner Beijing and Kathy Chen, Head of BPO at Rödl & Partner Beijing will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the recently released social insurance policy, its associated obligations/solutions and especially with options on how to cope with follow-up issues in this regard. They will also give an overview of the new regulations on tax exempt allowances for foreign national employees starting from 2022, including alternative options for affected employees and employers.



Target Group: HR Managers, Leaders & Business Partners as well as General Managers.


Language: English


Fee: GCC Member and Wirtschaftsjunioren: 100 RMB | Non-Member: 200 RMB



Please note:

  • Please register before March 9, 12 PM!
  • Please only register if you're certain to attend the webinar, otherwise you might block the seat for another person.
  • Registration and payment upfront is mandatory.
  • Paid participants will receive a confirmation mail including login link (zoom) and access information for the webinar after 3 PM, March 9.
  • Electronic Fapiao will be sent to your email within one week after the event.

Agenda

4:45 PM - 5 PM
Set-up and Registration
5 PM - 5:10 PM
5:10 PM - 5:55 PM
Presentation
Part I Stay Compliant with China’s Social Insurance Policy
Part II Be Prepared for the new IIT Rules as of 2022
5:55 PM - 6:25 PM
Q & A
6:25 PM - 6:30 PM

Speakers

  • Christina Gigler (Senior Associate and Head of Legal at Rödl & Partner Beijing)

    Christina Gigler

    Senior Associate and Head of Legal at Rödl & Partner Beijing

    Christina is a German Attorney-at-Law (Senior Associate) and is the Head of Legal at Rödl & Partner in Beijing. In her daily business she accompanies clients on their market entry into China and beyond. She specializes in corporate law, restructuring of companies, employment law and contract law. Prior to her work at Rödl & Partner, Christina has worked for a Swiss law firm with offices in Zurich, Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan.

    Christina holds an LL.M. from the China-EU School of Law in Beijing and is an active member of the “Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing”.

    Rödl & Partner has been advising German, Austrian and Swiss companies in China since 1990 - not only with its attorneys, but also with its tax advisers, management and IT consultants and auditors. This "one firm" concept is at the centre of the brand identity of Rödl & Partner. In China, Rödl & Partner has wholly-owned offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong as well as a working station in Taicang.

    Christina holds an LL.M. from the China-EU School of Law in Beijing and is an active member of the “Wirtschaftsjunioren Beijing” and of the “OAV Young Leaders”.

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  • Kathy Chen (Associate Partner and Head of BPO & Tax at Rödl & Partner Beijing)

    Kathy Chen

    Associate Partner and Head of BPO & Tax at Rödl & Partner Beijing

    Kathy Chen is a Chinese Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been working at Rödl & Partner for 10 years. She is Associate Partner as well as the Head of Business Process Outsourcing & Tax in Beijing office. Kathy specializes in CAS, IFRS, HGB reporting, Chinese tax rules and company internal control improvement. Prior to her work at Rödl &Partner Beijing, Kathy worked at PwC Beijing as an auditor for 5 years.

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  • Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator) (Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China)

    Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator)

    Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China

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