Labour Legislation & Guidelines

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Overview of Major Labour Legislation

Find an overview of major labour legislation currently in force in Hong Kong.

FAQs about Labour Legislation

Find answers to frequently asked questions about legislation on employment, employees' compensation and occupational safety and health.

Statutory Minimum Wage

Here you can find out more information on the Statutory Minimum Wage.

Statutory Minimum Wage

Dedicated Webpage on Student Interns & Work Experience Students under the Minimum Wage Ordinance

Here you can find out information on the Statutory Minimum Wage exemption for student interns and work experience students.

Dedicated Webpage on Student Interns & Work Experience Students under the Minimum Wage Ordinance

Legislation Related to Employees' Rights & Benefits

Look up the full text of legislation related to employees' rights and benefits in Hong Kong, including the Employees' Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance.

Statutory Holidays for 2023

Check out the statutory holidays for 2023.

Statutory Holidays for 2024

Check out the statutory holidays for 2024.

Guidelines on Eliminating Age Discrimination in Employment

Here you can find out the information on eliminating age discrimination in employment.

Code of Practice against Discrimination in Employment on the Ground of Sexual Orientation

Find the full text of the Code that aims to facilitate self-regulation on the part of employers and employees in eliminating discriminatory practices in employment on the ground of sexual orientation.

Codes of Practice on Employment under the 4 Anti-discrimination Ordinances

Find the full text of the Codes that give employers and employees practical guidelines on how to prevent discrimination on the grounds of sex, disability, family status and race in the workplace.

Discrimination in the Workplace

Find the guidelines on how to prevent and deal with discrimination in the workplace and learn about what to do if you are discriminated against.

Code of Practice on Human Resource Management Relating to Personal Data (PDF File)

This Code provides practical guidance to employers and their staff on how to properly handle personal data related to each phase of the employment process.

Legislation Governing the Employment of Young Persons and Children

Learn about the employment rights of young persons and children under the law and their employers' obligations.

Code of Practice in times of Typhoons and Rainstorms (PDF File)

The booklet provides advice and practical guidelines to employers and employees on work arrangements in times of typhoons and rainstorms.

The Identity and Rights of Employees and Contractors/Self-employed Persons (PDF File)

You can learn more about the differences in the rights and benefits enjoyed by an employee and a contractor/self-employed person.

Sample Employment Contract

A sample contract of employment is provided here for reference.

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