SZ to revise payroll regulations

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-07-09

The minimum wage standards should be adjusted every three years instead of the current stipulation of every two years, according to the draft amendment to Shenzhen Employees Payroll Regulations.

The draft amendment, proposed by the Shenzhen Municipal Justice Bureau, was made to further relieve burdens to enterprises, to retain posts, promote employment and create stable and harmonious employment relationships, Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

The draft suggests that the fixed payment in the payroll be viewed as the salary for the normal work hours. This will help to distinguish pay for normal work hours from overtime pay, subsidies and bonus.

The salary should be paid during the period from signing the labor contract until termination of the contract. When the contract is terminated, the unpaid monthly, quarterly or year-end bonus should be paid according to the contract or the payroll regulations of the employer.

The payroll list should include the name of employer, time period, time of payment, names of employee, work hours, extra work hours, payment for normal work hours, payment for extra work and items for deductions and salary accounts. The payroll lists should be kept for at least two years.

The draft also canceled the compulsory clause that the payroll list must be signed by employees.

The public can check details of the draft at the official website and give suggestions by Aug. 4 by emailing to

The existing regulation took effect in December 2004.