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What are the variations in employment probation across China, India and Vietnam ?

  • In China the length of the probation period is affected by the employee’s contract terms and can be as long as 6 months. During the probation period the employer is obligated to pay the employee 80% of the full salary of their employment contract.
  • In India, the period is set at the employer’s discretion and has no cap. Permanent employees are typically kept on probation for a period of 6 months to a year. India law does not allow an employer to pay a wage any less than outlined in the contract term.
  • In Vietnam, employers are obligated to pay at least 85% of the salary specified in the labor contract. Vietnamese law allows the following probation periods :
  1. A maximum of 60 days for a position that require technical specifications, university degree or high training levels.
  2. A maximum of 30 days for position that require technical training or professional level qualifications
  3. A maximum of 6 days for all other instances.


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