Tech Giants’ Spring Festival Holiday Plans: Up to 14 Days off, with Some Offering Double Pay
On January 31st, according to domestic media reports, major internet companies have gradually announced their Spring Festival holiday arrangements.
It is reported that this year’s Spring Festival statutory dates are: February 10th to 17th, with no holiday on New Year’s Eve on February 9th. However, the government encourages units to implement systems such as paid annual leave.
During the Spring Festival holiday, many internet companies are offering continuous 14-day breaks. Some are taking the New Year’s Eve off and compensating by using weekends or annual leave, and there are even companies mandating time off on New Year’s Eve with double pay deductions.
According to media sources, companies like Dongfang Selection and Sangfor Technologies are offering 14 consecutive days off; 58.com is implementing a concentrated 15-day off system without specifying the exact dates; Tencent, Kuaishou, and LeTV are giving 10 days off; Beike and NetEase are granting an 11-day break, with NetEase allowing 2 days to be compensated with annual leave.
Furthermore, companies like ByteDance, Meituan, Xiaohongshu, Sina, JD.com, Didi, and Honor are providing 9 consecutive days off. Huawei, on the other hand, is offering an 8-day break.
In addition, there are reports from netizens that Honor has mandated taking New Year’s Eve off while deducting double overtime pay for that day. This regulation has been a subject of ridicule among many netizens: “The company hosts the party, but the employees foot the bill.”
Although each major internet company has announced its holiday schedule, actual implementation may vary. With the Lunar New Year just around the corner, how is your company handling the holiday?