From 1 February, 2014, Tianjin municipal government fully delegates its authority of approval of special working hours system to district or county labor administration of human resource and social security from the municipal and district level human resource and social security department.
Given this, the approval authority in relationship to special working hours system to the foreign invested enterprises with registered capital of or above USD 50,000,000 and the cross-regional chain enterprises is delegated to lower district or county level human resources and social security department where the enterprise is located. The approval authority of special working hours system to cross-regional chain enterprises, is reserved to the district of country human resource and social security department where its major business office is located. In the event of any dispute or any ambiguity over the jurisdiction, Tianjin municipal human resource and social security bureau will designate the competent authority.
KWM Comments: For the employers who fall into the special categories, when applying for special working hours system, they would be able to submit such application at labor authorities at county level rather than other higher levels.