The Government has, by legislation, designated 3 September 2015, The 70th anniversary day of the victory of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression, on a one-off basis as an additional Statutory Holiday and General Holiday for 2015. All employees covered by the Employment Ordinance (including imported workers and foreign domestic helpers), irrespective of their hours of work and length of employment, are entitled to this Statutory Holiday. For more information, please refer to the leaflet “3 September 2015 is a Statutory Holiday and a General Holiday “ and “A Concise Guide to the Employment Ordinance” published by the Labour Department.

A Concise Guide to the Employment Ordinance

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’ paternity leave for each confinement of their spouse/partner if they fulfil other requirements as stipulated in the law. Employers must at all times keep a record setting out the wage and employment history of each employee covering the period of his employment during the preceding 12 months. Among others, the record must include particulars of paternity leave that the employee has taken together with details of payments made. For further information, please click here for "A Concise Guide to Paternity Leave under the Employment Ordinance" and other related information.