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Website on Working Holiday Scheme

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
 
Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2016/2017)
The answers and results of Safety Quiz Competition (Chinese version only)......

Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2016/2017)

Catering Industry Safety Award Scheme (2016/2017)
 

Congratulation to the Most Improved Trainees of YETP 2016

Congratulations to the Most Improved Trainees of YETP 2016
To showcase the improvement of trainees after joining YETP as well as to commend the caring efforts of training bodies and employers, the Labour Department organizes "the Most Improved Trainees Awards of YETP". Ten awardees for this year have been selected. Let's take a look at the award ceremony!
Congratulation to the Most Improved Trainees of YETP 2016
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017
The enrolment period for the site safety competition of the “Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017” was ended on 11 October 2016. Assessment is now in progress …

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017
 

Safety Quiz Competition

Safety Quiz Competition
The enrolment period for the Safety Quiz Competition of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017 ended on 8 November 2016. Assessment is now in progress….
Safety Quiz Competition
 
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)

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

More about Statutory Minimum Wage

Statutory Minimum Wage
The Statutory Minimum Wage rate is $32.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2015…
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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 5 March 2015 …

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

 
Statutory Paternity Leave commenced on 27 February 2015 Statutory Paternity Leave commenced on 27 February 2015
The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on statutory paternity leave commenced on 27 February 2015. Male employees with child born on or after 27 February 2015 are entitled to 3 days’ paid paternity leave to be taken consecutively or separately for each confinement of their spouse/partner if they fulfil other requirements as stipulated in the law.
Statutory Paternity Leave will commence on 27 February 2015
 

Standard Working Hours Committee
The Government has set up the Standard Working Hours Committee. It is a non-statutory consultative body to advise on standard working hours and related issues...
 

More about Standard Working Hours Committee

More about Standard Working Hours Committee

 
Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme

Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme
All the income and asset limits are raised again from the claim month of February 2016. Applicants may apply for the subsidy for the previous 6 to 12 months in each application...


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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 ...

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities



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Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

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

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

Progress Report on 
Construction Safety Forum


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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)
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 2017
+ Statutory Holidays for 2016
+ 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
More about Publications
Other Activities
Seminar on the Employment Ordinance (conducted in Chinese)
+ 14.12.2016 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 12.2016 (PDF)
+ 1.2017 (PDF)
Construction Safety Week
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Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ 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
+ Raising the Levels of Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance
+ 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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