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Labour Welfare

               Employees are protected by labor laws in Hong Kong.The Employment Ordinance is the main piece of labor legislation in Hong Kong. It lays down the minimum standards for a comprehensive range of employment protection and benefits for employees. Foreign domestic helpers are covered, too.

                Employment Ordinance, Chapter 57

  • Employment Contract
  • Wages • Rest Days 
  • Holidays with Pay 
  • Paid Annual Leave 
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Maternity Protection 
  • Severance Payment
  • Long Service Payment 
  • Employment Protection
  • Termination of Employment Contract
  • Protection Against Anti-Union Discrimination

               Contact: Labour Department Tel: 2717 1771 website:

                Wages of workers

               An employer should pay wages to his worker as soon as practicable, but, in any case not later than 7 days after the end of the wage period or the termination of the employee’s contract.

                 Wages of subcontractors’ workers in building works If a subcontractor’s worker in building works is owed wages, the principal contractor is liable for the first two months’ unpaid wages. A subcontractor’s worker should serve a written notice to the principal contractor within 60 days after the wages become due.

                  Work safety. It is essential to ensure all individuals would operate in working conditions that are free of risk and hazards. 

                  – Seek professional assistance to deal with occupational stress.

                  – Follow work safety rules.

                  – Know the First Aid at workplaces.

                  – Smoke only where permitted.

                  – Make good use of tools and aids.

                  – Avoid walking on wet floor.

                  – Special care and attention should be paid to work safety, especially when wearing traditional dresses.


                Occupational Health Clinic 23437133 (Kwun Tong) 35435701 (Fanling)

                Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Tel. 2542 2172

                Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Tel 2559 2297

               General and statutory holidays

                ★ Every Sunday

                 ★✿ The first day of January

                 ★✿ Lunar New Year’s Day

                 ★✿ The second day of Lunar New Year

                 ★✿ The third day of Lunar New Year

                 ★✿ Ching Ming Festival

                 ★ Good Friday

                 ★ The day following Good Friday

                 ★ Easter Monday

                 ★✿ Labour Day

                 ★ The Buddha’s Birthday

                 ★✿ Tuen Ng Festival

                 ★✿ Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

                 ★✿ The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

                 ★✿ National Day

                 ★✿ ChungYeung Festival

                 ✿ Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)

                 ★ The first weekday

               Notes: ★ General holidaysวันหยุดทั่วไป✿ Statutory holidays