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New Opportunities-New Terrain Job Expo New Opportunities-New Terrain Job Expo
The Labour Department and the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association will co-organise a large scale job fair at Podium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom on 26 & 27 October 2017, 11:00-17:30. Around 45 companies from the Mainland and Hong Kong will take part, offering many job vacancies suitable for young people with post-secondary education.
New Opportunities-New Terrain Job Expo
 
Safety Quiz Competition
Safety Quiz Competition is one of the promotional programmes of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018. Its aim is to enhance the occupational safety and health awareness of the construction industry and the public (Chinese version only)….
Safety Quiz Competition
Safety Quiz Competition
 
Seminar on "Unleashing the Potential of an Inclusive Workplace" Seminar on "Unleashing the Potential of an Inclusive Workplace"
The Selective Placement Division and the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong will organise a seminar on 10 November 2017 to promote open employment of persons with disabilities.
Seminar on "Unleashing the Potential of an Inclusive Workplace"
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on September 29
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in an industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan in the morning of September 29, in which a male worker fell to death from a metal scaffold. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker in the accident and expresses its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on September 29
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on September 29
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 21 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 21
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a work accident that happened at a residential estate in Hung Hom in the morning of September 21, in which a worker fell to death from the roof of a building. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 21
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
The enrolment period for the site safety competition of the "Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/18" was ended on 9 October 2017. Assessment is now in progress...
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018
 
25th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar 25th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar
You are cordially invited to this Seminar in which Hong Kong and overseas expert speakers from various sectors will share their views and experience on “Greener HK with Boilers and Pressure Vessels”.
25th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar
 
Allowance levels increased for YETP's trainees × A brand new look for YETP's website
Commencing from the new programme year, which will be started on 1.9.2017, the Youth Employment and Training Programme will increase the level of training allowance for trainees from the existing amount of $50 per day to $70 per day. The level of workplace attachment training allowance for trainees will also be raised from the existing amount of $3,000 to $4,500 from the same date. In addition, YETP's website in a brand new style will be launched on 22.7.2017.
Allowance levels increased for YETP's trainees × A brand new look for YETP's website
Allowance levels increased for YETP's trainees × A brand new look for YETP's website
 
CL visits construction site and attends safety talk CL visits construction site and attends safety talk
The Commissioner for Labour, Mr Carlson Chan, together with representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) and the Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union (HKCIEGU), visited a public housing construction site in Kwai Chung on July 11. He also attended a safety talk, organised by the HKCIEGU, which was aimed at strengthening workers' awareness on occupational safety and health.
CL visits construction site and attends safety talk
 
Statutory Minimum Wage
The Statutory Minimum Wage rate is raised to $34.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2017…
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases
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Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Construction Industry launched

Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Construction Industry launched
The Labour Department (LD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) jointly held a Work-at-height Safety Seminar on April 25 to strengthen the awareness and knowledge of construction industry stakeholders, including contractors, employers and employees, of the potential risks of working at height so as to further enhance work-at-height safety. The LD and the OSHC also announced at the event the launch of the new Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Construction Industry to subsidise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the construction industry to acquire safety helmets with Y-type chin straps that conform to safety standards in order to encourage the use of such helmets.

Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Construction Industry launched

 

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division
With effect from 18.4.2017, the new address of the Hong Kong East Office of the Labour Relations Division will be: 12/F, CityPlaza Three, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong.

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division

Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division

 
LD launches construction occupational safety enhancement campaign

LD launches construction occupational safety enhancement campaign
The Labour Department (LD), together with the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC), the Development Bureau (DEVB) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC), on April 12 jointly held the Construction Industry High-risk-work Safety Summit with the aim of enhancing occupational safety. Representatives of government departments, trade associations, labour unions and other relevant organisations attended the Summit to have in-depth discussions and exchanges of views on how to enhance work safety in the construction industry. The LD also announced the launch of the Occupational Safety Enhancement Campaign "Construction Industry: Safety First".

LD launches construction occupational safety enhancement campaign

 

Labour Department adopts multi-pronged approach to promote occupational safety of construction industry
The Commissioner for Labour, Mr Carlson Chan, has said that he is highly concerned about the recent spate of fatal industrial accidents and pledged that the Labour Department (LD) will investigate the causes of the accidents in full. The LD will continue to work with stakeholders to improve safety measures and step up promotion and education efforts, with the aim of enhancing the occupational safety and health of the construction industry.

Labour Department adopts multi-pronged approach to promote occupational safety of construction industry

Labour Department adopts multi-pronged approach to promote occupational safety of construction industry

 
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases
The levels of compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance have been increased with effect from 1 April 2017…

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

 
Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched the Employment Agencies Portal providing information related to regulation of employment agencies (EAs). Users can also check if an EA has a valid licence by the built-in search function.

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
 

Code of Practice for Employment Agencies

Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
To promote professionalism and quality service in the employment agency industry, the Labour Department has promulgated the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies for compliance by the industry.
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
 
Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched a new dedicated website on Working Holiday Scheme, providing comprehensive information as well as useful tips and experience shared by previous working holidaymakers.

Website on Working Holiday Scheme

Website on Working Holiday Scheme
 

Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)

Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
To facilitate Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs), their employers as well as the public to access to information such as the policy and labour legislation relating to the employment of FDHs, Labour Department has launched a dedicated website……
Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
 

Working Hours Policy
The Standard Working Hours Committee submitted its report to the Government in January 2017 to put up recommendations on working hours policy direction.
 

Working Hours Policy

Working Hours Policy

 

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities
To enhance public awareness of the working abilities of people with disabilities, the Selective Placement Division has produced a brand new series of videos ...



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Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
Facilitating employers and employees in computing minimum wage ...
 

Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
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Progress Report on 
Construction Safety Forum

Progress Report on
Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)


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More about Report on Construction Safety Forum (Traditional Chinese Version Only) Report on Construction Safety Forum

Report on Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)

 
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Topical Issues
+ Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme
+ Work Safety Alert
+ Systemic Safety Alert
+ Statutory Minimum Wage
+ Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
+ Employment Programme for the Middle-aged
+ Portable Residual Current Device Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs (Traditional Chinese Version Only)
+ Safety Helmets with Y-type Chin Straps Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs
Useful Information
+ Guidelines on Safe Use of Lifting Frames and Launching Girders for Bridge Construction (PDF)
+ Information for Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works (PDF)
+ Employers Must Take out Employees’ Compensation Insurance
+ Latest Labour Market Situation
+ Statutory Holidays for 2018
+ Statutory Holidays for 2017
+ Monthly Highlight of Job Seekers with Disabilities
+ Prepare Work Arrangements in times of Typhoons and Rainstorms Promptly (PDF)
+ Guidelines for Notification of Your Workplace (Notification Form)(PDF)
+

Lists of Typical Courses in Occupational Safety and Health accepted as Continuing Professional Development Programmes

Publications
+ Labour Department Annual Report 2015
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Other Activities
New Opportunities - New Terrain Job Expo
+ 26 & 27 October 2017 (PDF)
CIC Seminar
Safety of Lift Shaft Works (Volume 4 – Builders’ Lift within Lift Shaft)
+ 11.1.2017 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 10.2017 (PDF)
+ 11.2017 (PDF)
Construction Safety Week
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Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ Raising the Levels of Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance
+ 3 September 2015 has been designated as an additional Statutory Holiday and General Holiday
+ Key features of the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on statutory paternity leave
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
+ Commencement of the Second Phase Certification Requirement of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance and the General Holidays Ordinance made under the General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays) (Amendment) Ordinance 2011
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2010
+ Amendments under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance to recognise certification given by Chinese medicine practitioners
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Pneumoconiosis (Compensation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2008
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 (PDF)
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Certification for Employee Benefits (Chinese Medicine)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2006 (PDF)
+ Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ The maximum penalty for wage offences has been raised
+ The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Gas Welding and Flame Cutting) Regulation has come into full operation on 1 March 2004
+ Amendments to the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations and three other regulations
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