More pay in China (May-Sep) if you work outdoors in hot weather

Updated: 31 May 2018
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China's regional high temperature allowance standard
Enterprises and employers are required to give a "hot-weather stipend" to employees in the warmer months of the year from May to September, to compensate for working in hotter conditions, according to Xiamen government. The amount of the stipend in Xiamen is set at RMB 200 per employee per month.

The rule requires employers to provide extra pay to employees working outdoors in temperatures above 35 degree Celsius and indoors in temperatures above 33 degrees Celsius. Employers who fail to maintain suitable working temperatures in their working environments are legally obliged to pay a monthly hot-weather stipend of RMB 200 to employees, which must be included in the sum of employees' salary.
Many regions in China have implemented similar measures to compensate workers for continuing to work in hot conditions. Each region's stipulations are different; some calculate allowances per day and some per month.
Employees have the right to file a complaint if an employer fails to pay. Call 12351 (Xiamen workers' service hotline) to seek help if you fail to receive the hot-weather stipend.
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