The State Council recently published the Amending the Industrial Injury Insurance Regulations Decision, and accordingly introduced amendments to the Industrial Injury Insurance Regulations published in 2004. The Decision came into force on 1 January.
Enlarged scope of applicability
The Decision states that institutions, social organizations, private non-enterprise work units, foundations, law firms, accounting firms and other organizations not governed by the PRC Civil Servants Law are now covered by the requirement to take out work-related injury insurance.
Accordingly, all enterprises, institutions, social organizations, private non-enterprise units, foundations, law firms, accounting firms and other organizations as well as individual businesses with employees in China are required to have industrial injury insurance in accordance with the Regulations, and pay industrial injury insurance premiums for all their employees.
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