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Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on December 9
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened on a construction site at Shek Kip Mei in the morning of December 9, in which a male worker was suspected to have been struck to death by a metal bracket being lifted up by a tower crane. 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 December 9
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on December 9
 
Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018) Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018)
The Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018) was accomplished. Prizes had been presented at the Award Presentation Ceremony on 26 November 2017. The lists of winners…
Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018)
 
Good Employer Charter is now open for Enrolment
The Labour Department has launched the Good Employer Charter to encourage employers to develop an enlightened corporate culture, introduce employee-caring employment measures and promote a work-family/work-life balance, and maintain good communications with employees or their associations for a harmonious labour relationship. For details and enrolment method, please visit the website www.gec.labour.gov.hk.
Good Employer Charter is now open for Enrolment
Good Employer Charter is now open for Enrolment
 
Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018) Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018)
The answers and results of Safety Quiz Competition (Chinese version only)......
Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2017/2018)
 
Safety Quiz Competition
The enrolment period for the Safety Quiz Competition of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018 ended on 6 November 2017. Assessment is now in progress….
Safety Quiz Competition
Safety Quiz Competition
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2017/2018 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
 
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
CL visits construction site and attends safety talk
 
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases Statutory Minimum Wage
The Statutory Minimum Wage rate is raised to $34.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2017…
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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

 
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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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
+ Concise Work Accident Investigation Report
+ 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 2016
More about Publications
Other Activities
CIC Seminar
Safety of Lift Shaft Works (Volume 4 – Builders’ Lift within Lift Shaft)
+ 11.1.2017 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 12.2017 (PDF)
+ 1.2018 (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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