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Latest arrangements for Labour Department public services
In light of the extension of the special work arrangements for government employees for one week until August 16, the Labour Department (LD) today (August 7) announced that the LD will continue to provide emergency services and essential public services during this period.
Latest arrangements for Labour Department public services
Latest arrangements for Labour Department public services
 
Government implements a series of measures to reduce the health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies Government implements a series of measures to reduce the health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies
The Government announced today (August 6) that a series of measures will be implemented promptly to reduce the health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies (EAs) and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the community.
Government implements a series of measures to reduce the health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies
 
Opening Up a New Terrain Online Job Fair
The Labour Department will hold an online job
fair on 18 & 19 August [Deadline for online job
application is 19 August 6 p.m.]. About 34
employers offer many vacancies suitable for
young graduates.
Opening Up a New Terrain Online Job Fair
Opening Up a New Terrain Online Job Fair
 
Latest arrangements on Labour Department public services Latest arrangements on Labour Department public services
In light of the extension of the special work arrangements for government employees for one week until August 9, the Labour Department (LD) today (July 31) announced that the LD will continue to provide emergency services and essential public services during this period.
Latest arrangements on Labour Department public services
 
Labour Department's public occupational health talks cancelled
To align with the Government's measures to reduce the flow of people and social contact in order to stop COVID-19 from further spreading in the community, the Labour Department announced today (July 31) that the following public talks at the respective venues have been cancelled:
Labour Department's public occupational health talks cancelled
Labour Department's public occupational health talks cancelled
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 23 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 23
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a construction site in Kai Tak yesterday afternoon (July 23), in which a male worker was working on the top of a mechanical device. The ground on which the device located suddenly subsided. He fell together with the device into the subsided ground and was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 23
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 21
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a construction site in Kowloon City this afternoon (July 21), in which a reinforcement bar structure collapsed killing one worker and injuring six. The LD is saddened by the death and injuries of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the deceased's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 21
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 21
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 20 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 20
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a construction site in Kowloon Bay this afternoon (July 20), in which a male worker was suspected to have received an electric shock while moving a cable of an electric arc welding machine. He became unconscious and was certified dead in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 20
 
Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers and employers of specifications relating to travelling to Hong Kong
The Government announced today (July 18) that it had gazetted the specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to impose conditions based on public health grounds in order to further reduce the number of imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A traveller who, on the day on which the traveller boarded a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong, or during the 14 days before that day, has stayed in any specified place (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa), he/she must meet the conditions specified by the Secretary for Food and Health. The relevant specifications will come into effect at 0.00am on July 25, 2020, and will remain effective until further notice.
Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers and employers of specifications relating to travelling to Hong Kong
Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers and employers of specifications relating to travelling to Hong Kong
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 14 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 14
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a construction site in Kai Tak this morning (July 14), in which a male worker while assisting in loading machine components onto the compartment of a lorry was hit by a machine component slid down on the lorry compartment. He was injured and certified dead in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 14
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 30
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the fatal work accident that happened at a construction site of the Airport Three Runway System project at Chek Lap Kok this afternoon (June 30), in which two male workers while repairing a machine were struck by the wire rope of the machine, and one of them died and the other injured. The LD is saddened by the death and injury of the workers, and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the deceased's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 30
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 30
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 27 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 27
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a construction site in Kai Tak this afternoon (June 27), in which a male worker while erecting bamboo scaffold at the external wall at upper floor level of a building under construction was struck by a metal stanchion fallen from above, who then fell together with the stanchion onto the podium of the building and died. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 27
 
Labour Department highly concerned about the work accident that happened on June 14
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a serious work accident that happened at the Chemical Waste Treatment Centre in Tsing Yi this morning (June 14), in which ten workers were injured when a metal scaffold erected inside the chimney of a combustion chamber for repairing and maintenance work collapsed.
Labour Department highly concerned about the work accident that happened on June 14
Labour Department highly concerned about the work accident that happened on June 14
 
“Career Let’s go” “Career Let’s go”
The Labour Department has launched a special programme – “Career Let’s go” from June to August to help this year’s secondary school leavers find suitable work through a series of diversified pre-employment training and employment services.
“Career Let’s go”
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 4
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at the rear lane of a commercial building in Wan Chai yesterday afternoon (June 4), in which a male worker fell from height while dismantling a metal scaffold. He was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 4
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 4
 
Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies to be introduced under Anti-epidemic Fund Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies to be introduced under Anti-epidemic Fund
The Labour Department (LD) today (June 2) announced that a Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies (EAs) will be introduced under the Anti-epidemic Fund to assist EAs to tide over the difficulties arising from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies to be introduced under Anti-epidemic Fund
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 1
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a fatal work accident that happened at a recycling yard in Yuen Long this morning (June 1), in which a male worker fell from height while assisting in unloading metal scraps. He was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 1
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 1
 
Announcement of Results of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2019/2020 Announcement of Results of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2019/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Award Presentation Ceremony of Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2019/2020 is now cancelled. The Labour Department would notify the winners in writing of the arrangements for receiving the awards. The results of Site Safety Competition (Chinese version only)...
Announcement of Results of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2019/2020
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 13
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a work accident that happened at Hong Kong MTR Station in Central this morning (May 13), in which a male worker fell through a structure inside a plant room to the railway below. He was certified dead later in a hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 13
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 13
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 8 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 8
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a work accident that happened at a construction site in Tsuen Wan this afternoon (May 8), in which a male worker fell from the upper level of a bamboo scaffold at the external wall of a building under renovation. He was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on May 8
 
Foreign domestic helpers applying to extend limit of stay to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic
In response to the latest development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government today (March 21) announced that applications from foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to extend their limit of stay in Hong Kong as visitors will be flexibly considered.
Foreign domestic helpers applying to extend limit of stay to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic
Foreign domestic helpers applying to extend limit of stay to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic
 
Flexibility arrangement to extend validity period of foreign domestic helpers' contracts and points to note for home quarantine for foreign domestic helpers travelling to Hong Kong Flexibility arrangement to extend validity period of foreign domestic helpers' contracts and points to note for home quarantine for foreign domestic helpers travelling to Hong Kong
In response to the latest development of the COVID-19 infection, the Government today (March 19) announced that the flexibility arrangement to extend the validity period of the contracts of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) will be extended with immediate effect. The Labour Department (LD) also appeals to employers of FDHs and employment agencies (EAs) to make necessary arrangements to accommodate the compulsory home quarantine for FDHs travelling to Hong Kong, which is effective today.
Flexibility arrangement to extend validity period of foreign domestic helpers' contracts and points to note for home quarantine for foreign domestic helpers travelling to Hong Kong
 
Labour Department appeals to employers and employment agencies to make arrangements for foreign domestic helpers undergoing compulsory home quarantine
The Labour Department (LD) today (March 18) appeals to employers of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) and employment agencies (EAs) to make necessary arrangement to accommodate the compulsory home quarantine for FDHs travelling to Hong Kong.
Labour Department appeals to employers and employment agencies to make arrangements for foreign domestic helpers undergoing compulsory home quarantine
Labour Department appeals to employers and employment agencies to make arrangements for foreign domestic helpers undergoing compulsory home quarantine
 
Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in the course of work Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in the course of work
In response to media reports that employees, including medical staff, would not be entitled to protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance (ECO) if they contract the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent (novel coronavirus), a Government spokesman made the following clarification today (February 10):
Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in the course of work
 
Government appeals to employers to make arrangements to reduce risk of spread of novel coronavirus in community
In relation to a mandatory quarantine on all people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, the Government appeals to employers to work out necessary arrangements in consultation with their employees working across the border.
Government appeals to employers to make arrangements to reduce risk of spread of novel coronavirus in community
Government appeals to employers to make arrangements to reduce risk of spread of novel coronavirus in community
 
Congratulations to the YETP Most Improved Trainees 2019 Congratulations to the YETP Most Improved Trainees 2019
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 organises “the YETP Most Improved Trainees Awards” every year. Winners of this year’s Most Improved Trainees Awards and Merit Awards have been selected. Let’s take a look at the award ceremony!
Congratulations to the YETP Most Improved Trainees 2019
 
Reducing the Health Risks of Standing at Work
To enhance the awareness of employers and employees on reducing the health risks of standing at work, the Labour Department has produced a brand new TV announcement.
Reducing the Health Risks of Standing at Work
Reducing the Health Risks of Standing at Work
 
New Category “Workplace Consultation Related Information” Available in GovHK Notifications Mobile Application New Category “Workplace Consultation Related Information” Available in GovHK Notifications Mobile Application
The Labour Department from now on releases information related to the Employment Ordinance and good human resource management through the GovHK Notifications mobile application (“the App”). Users of the App who are interested in receiving related messages can select “Workplace Consultation Related Information” under “Category” on the menu of the App. Corresponding notifications will be received by such users whenever the Labour Department delivers messages through the App.
New Category “Workplace Consultation Related Information” Available in GovHK Notifications Mobile Application
 
Removal Notice of the Registration and Staff Training Division of the Labour Department
Starting from 4 July 2019, the Registration and Staff Training Division (RSTD) of the Labour Department has been relocated from Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre to Units 815-816, 8/F, Grand City Plaza, 1-17 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories.
Removal Notice of the Registration and Staff Training Division of the Labour Department
Removal Notice of the Registration and Staff Training Division of the Labour Department
 
Compensation levels for work injuries and occupational diseases increased and list of medical appliances for pneumoconiosis or mesothelioma sufferers expanded Compensation levels for work injuries and occupational diseases increased and list of medical appliances for pneumoconiosis or mesothelioma sufferers expanded
The new levels of compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance (PMCO) and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance, as well as the expanded list of medical appliances under PMCO will take effect from 26 April 2019…
Compensation levels for work injuries and occupational diseases increased and list of medical appliances for pneumoconiosis or mesothelioma sufferers expanded
 
5 days’ Statutory Paternity Leave takes effect on 18 January 2019
According to the Employment (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018, 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.
5 days’ Statutory Paternity Leave takes effect on 18 January 2019
5 days’ Statutory Paternity Leave takes effect on 18 January 2019
 
The Labour Department regularly publishes the conviction records of contravention of safety legislation The Labour Department regularly publishes the conviction records of contravention of safety legislation
The Labour Department regularly publishes the conviction records of contravention of safety legislation
 
Reinstatement or Re-engagement Order for Unreasonable and Unlawful Dismissal
Where an employee has been unreasonably and unlawfully dismissed on or after 19 October 2018 and the employee makes a claim for reinstatement or re-engagement, the Labour Tribunal may make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement without the need to secure the employer’s agreement.
Reinstatement or Re-engagement Order for Unreasonable and Unlawful Dismissal
Reinstatement or Re-engagement Order for Unreasonable and Unlawful Dismissal
 
A maximum allowance of $51,000 for employing a person with disabilities A maximum allowance of $51,000 for employing a person with disabilities
Effective from 1 September 2018, the maximum amount of allowance for employing a person with disabilities under the Work Orientation and Placement Scheme will be increased to $51,000......
A maximum allowance of $51,000 for employing a person with disabilities
 
Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government announced the Action Plan to tackle trafficking-in- persons (TIP) and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) on 21 March 2018, which outlines a collection of new and on-going inter-bureaux/departmental measures to combat TIP and enhance protection of FDHs.
Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers
Action Plan to Tackle Trafficking-in-Persons and to Enhance Protection of Foreign Domestic Helpers
 
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 has come into effect. The Commissioner for Labour, pursuant to the ordinance, promulgated the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies to reflect the new legislative requirement, for compliance by Employment Agencies with a view to promoting professionalism and quality service in the industry.
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
 
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work
The GN aims to provide practical guidance to proprietors, contractors and workers engaged in hand-dug tunnel construction work, and enhance the occupational safety and health (“OSH”) awareness of the relevant stakeholders. Workers participating in hand-dug tunnel construction work or underground utility laying works and other personnel involved in the work should also read the contents of the GN thoroughly to avoid the occurrence of accidents.
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work
 
Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk) 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)
 
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 (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
 
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)
 
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
New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities
 
Online Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Form
Occupational Health Clinic
Watch out for Impostors
Topical Issues
+ Conviction records on failure to pay wages or sum awarded
+ Occupational Safety and Health Conviction Records
+ Work Safety Alert
+ Systemic Safety Alert
+ Concise Work Accident Investigation Report
+ Statutory Minimum Wage
+ Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
+ Employment Programme for the Elderly and Middle-aged
+ Portable Residual Current Device Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs (Traditional Chinese Version Only)
Useful Information
+ Briefing for Imported Workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme
+ Online Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Form
+ 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 2021
+ Statutory Holidays for 2020
+ Monthly Highlight of Job Seekers with Disabilities
+ Code of Practice in times of Typhoons and Rainstorms (PDF)
+ Guidelines for Notification of Your Workplace (Notification Form)(PDF)
Publications
+ Labour Department Annual Report 2018
More about Publications
Other Activities
Opening Up a New Terrain Online Job Fair
+ 18 & 19 August 2020
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 8.2020 (PDF)
+ 9.2020 (PDF)
Construction Safety Week
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Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ Increasing the Levels of Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance, and Expanding the List of Medical Appliances under the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance
+ Summary of the Employment (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018 on statutory paternity leave
+ Reinstatement or Re-engagement Order for Unreasonable and Unlawful Dismissal
+ Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Pneumoconiosis (Compensation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2008
More about Latest Amendments to Labour Laws