The Employment (Amendment) (No.3) Ordinance 2018
Statutory Paternity Leave


The Employment (Amendment) (No.3) Ordinance 2018 (Ordinance) comes into operation on 18 January 2019.

According to the Ordinance, male employees with child born on or after 18 January 2019 are entitled to 5 days’ paternity leave for each confinement of their spouse/partner if they fulfil other requirements as stipulated in law. The employees have to give their employer prior notification as required by law before taking the leave.

Employment (Amendment) (No.3) Ordinance 2018 brief note (PDF)

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