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Labour Advisory Board Election of Employee Representatives 2018
The above election will be held on 10 November 2018 (Saturday) at Mei Foo Community Hall, 1/F, Mei Foo Government Complex. There are 12 candidates nominated by employee unions registered under the Trade Unions Ordinance…
Labour Advisory Board Election of Employee Representatives 2018
Labour Advisory Board Election of Employee Representatives 2018
 
Labour Department to hold talk on employment of foreign domestic helpers Labour Department to hold talk on employment of foreign domestic helpers
The Labour Department will hold a talk on the employment of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) on November 27 (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Enrolment is now open.
Labour Department to hold talk on employment of foreign domestic helpers
 
Seminar on “All-inclusive Working Environment: A Win-Win Situation to All”
The Selective Placement Division and the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong will organise a seminar on 23 November 2018 to promote open employment of persons with disabilities.
Seminar on “All-inclusive Working Environment: A Win-Win Situation to All”
Seminar on “All-inclusive Working Environment: A Win-Win Situation to All”
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on October 11 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on October 11
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site in Tin Shui Wai this afternoon (October 11), in which a male worker while working inside the hoistway of a material hoist, fell from 4/F to 2/F as the receptacle descended suddenly. He was certified dead in hospital. 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 October 11
 
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
 
New Opportunities- New Terrain Job Expo New Opportunities- New Terrain Job Expo
The Labour Department, the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University will co-organise a large scale job fair at Podium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom on 25 & 26 October 2018, 11:00-17:30. Around 45 companies from the Mainland and Hong Kong will take part, offering many job vacancies suitable for young people with post-secondary education.
New Opportunities- New Terrain Job Expo
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2018/2019
The enrolment period for the site safety competition of the “Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2018/2019” was ended on 3 October 2018. Assessment is now in progress….
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2018/2019
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2018/2019
 
Safety Quiz Competition Safety Quiz Competition
Safety Quiz Competition is one of the promotional programmes of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2018/2019. Its aim is to enhance the occupational safety and health awareness of the construction industry and the public (Chinese version only)….
Safety Quiz Competition
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on September 30
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened offshore in Lau Fau Shan in the afternoon yesterday (September 30), in which a worker engaging in plant clearing work in the water was drowned. The worker was certified dead in hospital. 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 September 30
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on September 30
 
Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Case Management and Employment Support Services for Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Case Management and Employment Support Services for Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP)
18 Service Providers have been appointed to provide Case Management and Employment Support Services for Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) with effect from 1 September 2018
Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Case Management and Employment Support Services for Trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP)
 
Increase of Minimum Allowable Wage and food allowance for foreign domestic helpers
The Government announced on 28 September 2018 that the Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong will be increased from $4,410 to $4,520 per month. The food allowance will be increased from not less than $1,053 to not less than $1,075 per month.
Increase of Minimum Allowable Wage and food allowance for foreign domestic helpers
Increase of Minimum Allowable Wage and food allowance for foreign domestic helpers
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 6 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 6
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a work accident that happened at a construction site in Ngau Tau Kok this morning (September 6), in which a worker died after falling from a floor opening of a plant room on the first floor. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker in the accident and expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident on September 6
 
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
A maximum allowance of $51,000 for employing a person with disabilities
 
Enhancing the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) to promote youth employment Enhancing the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) to promote youth employment
Commencing from 1.9.2018, the scope of YETP's paid on-the-job training (OJT) will be expanded from full-time OJT to cover part-time OJT jobs as well. Moreover, the maximum monthly OJT allowance payable to employers who engage young people in paid OJT jobs through YETP will be increased from $3,000 to $4,000 per trainee employed so as to encourage employers to hire young people and provide them with quality on-the-job training with a view to promoting youth employment.
Enhancing the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) to promote youth employment
 
Relocation of the Safety Management Office of the Labour Department
The Safety Management Office (“SMO”) of the Labour Department has been relocated from 13/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong to 5/F, Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories with effect from 9 July 2018 (Monday).
Relocation of the Safety Management Office of the Labour Department
Relocation of the Safety Management Office of the Labour Department
 
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
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
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
The Award Presentation Ceremony of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme was held on March 18 to offer recognition to contractors, site personnel and workers who have had good occupational safety and health performances. The scheme also aims at strengthening awareness of occupational safety and health in the construction sector and elevating the level of its safety culture.
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety in construction industry
 
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
 
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
The maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance and the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance have been increased with effect from 9 February 2018...
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers
 
Guidance Notes on Safety and Health of Hand-dug Tunnelling Work 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
 
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
If you have any complaints about unsafe workplaces and work practice, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline at 2542 2172
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Hotline
 
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…
More about Statutory Minimum Wage
 

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)
 
Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.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 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 Working Holiday Scheme

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

Working Hours Policy

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
 

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

 

Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

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



Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

 

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

 

Progress Report on Construction Safety Forum
Progress Report on Construction Safety Forum
 

Report on Construction Safety Forum

Report on Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)


Report on Construction Safety Forum

 
 
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+ 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 Elderly and 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 2019
+ Statutory Holidays for 2018
+ 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)
+

Lists of Typical Courses in Occupational Safety and Health accepted as Continuing Professional Development Programmes

Publications
+ Labour Department Annual Report 2016
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Other Activities
Talk on employment of foreign domestic helpers
+ 27 November 2018 (PDF)
New Opportunities- New Terrain Job Expo
+ 25 & 26 October 2018 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 10.2018 (PDF)
+ 11.2018 (PDF)
Construction Safety Week
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Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ 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
+ 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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