Highlights
 
Tender Notice
Tender Subject:
2020 Working Hours Situation Household Survey
Tender Reference: LD PT 03/2018
Closing Date & Time:
29 August 2019 12.00 noon
The survey aims to collect from households information on the working hours situation of the local workforce and views on working hours arrangements.
Tender Notice
Tender Notice
 
26th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar 26th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar
You are cordially invited to this Seminar in which Hong Kong and overseas expert speakers from various sectors will share their views and experience on “Safety, Environment, Innovations and Regulations” of Boilers and Pressure Vessels.
26th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar
 
Labour Department to hold briefing on employment of foreign domestic helpers
The Labour Department will hold a briefing on the employment of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) on September 21 (Saturday), 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Enrollment is now open.
Labour Department to hold briefing on employment of foreign domestic helpers
Labour Department to hold briefing on employment of foreign domestic helpers
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 12 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 12
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site at Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, this morning (August 12), in which a male worker operating a bulldozer fell together with it into the sea. He was rescued but certified dead in a hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 12
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 10
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in an outdoor shopping centre in Yuen Long, New Territories yesterday (August 10) afternoon, in which a female worker was pressed by a toppled leaf of a sliding gate while she was closing it. The worker was seriously injured and was certified dead in hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 10
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on August 10
 
Kowloon West Job Fair (Over 3 200 vacancies on offer) Kowloon West Job Fair (Over 3 200 vacancies on offer)
The Labour Department will hold the Kowloon West Job Fair at Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po on 15 & 16 August, 11:00-17:30 [Last admission at 17:00]. About 42 employers will conduct on-the-spot recruitment, offering over 3 200 vacancies.
Kowloon West Job Fair (Over 3 200 vacancies on offer)
 
Seminar on Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime
Employers, persons with disabilities and their family members as well as representatives from rehabilitation organisations are welcome to attend ...
Seminar on Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime
Seminar on Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 22 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 22
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site in Wan Chai this morning (July 22), in which a male worker was suspected to have fallen from height to the bottom of the hoistway of a material hoist and died. 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 July 22
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 18
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site in Tai Po today (July 18), in which an excavator toppled during operation and pressed against the male operator. The excavator operator was seriously injured and was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 18
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 18
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 17 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 17
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in Tuen Mun this morning (July 17), in which a male worker was suspected to have been struck by falling objects when he was working outside a building at which dismantling of bamboo scaffolds was being carried out at the external walls. He was seriously injured and was certified dead later in the hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on July 17
 
Beware of Heat Stroke (Extended Version) (Cantonese Only)
The Labour Department reminds employers and employees to take appropriate precautions to prevent heat stroke when working in a hot or humid environment.
Beware of Heat Stroke (Extended Version) (Cantonese Only)
Beware of Heat Stroke (Extended Version) (Cantonese Only)
 
Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Management Services for Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S. Centre)  Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Management Services for Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S. Centre)
The Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association has been selected to provide management services for Youth Employment Start (Mong Kok & Kwai Fong) for a period of 36 months with effect from 24 August 2019 and 26 October 2019 respectively.
Announcement of the Result of the Tender for the Provision of Management Services for Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S. Centre)
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened June 29
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened at a construction site in Tung Chung, New Territories this afternoon (June 29), in which a male worker was pressed by a toppled pile of aluminium panels while he and his co-workers were handling the panels. The worker was seriously injured and was certified dead in hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened June 29
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened June 29
 
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
 
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 22 Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 22
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in a logistic centre in Kwai Chung, New Territories this afternoon (June 22), in which a male worker, while transporting a wooden box of goods with the use of a plywood cart, was pressed by the wooden box as it toppled. The worker was seriously injured and was certified dead in hospital. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened on June 22
 
Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms
The Labour Department revised “Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms” (COP). The COP aims at alerting employers to consult employees as soon as possible on the work and resumption of work arrangements in times of adverse weather conditions before typhoon season. The revised COP also provides reference guidelines to employers and employees on the work and resumption of work arrangements in the event of the Government issuing the new post-super typhoon announcement on “extreme conditions”.
Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms
Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms
 
“Career Let’s go” “Career Let’s go”
The Labour Department has launched a special programme – “Career Let’s go” from May to August to help this year’s secondary school leavers find suitable work through a series of diverse pre-employment training and employment services.
“Career Let’s go”
 
Statutory Minimum Wage
The Statutory Minimum Wage rate is raised to $37.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2019…
Statutory Minimum Wage
Statutory Minimum Wage
 
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
 
Labour Department to launch online occupational safety complaint platform
The Labour Department (LD) today (March 19) launched an online occupational safety and health (OSH) complaint platform so that employees and members of the public can report to the department unsafe operations and environments at workplaces by using online forms accessible to mobile electronic devices or computers.
Labour Department to launch online occupational safety complaint platform
Labour Department to launch online occupational safety complaint platform
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety for 20 years and beyond Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety for 20 years and beyond
The 20th Award Presentation Ceremony of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme was held today (March 17) to offer recognition to principal contractors, sub-contractors, site personnel and front-line workers with good occupational safety and health (OSH) performance. The scheme aims at enhancing OSH awareness and fostering a safety culture in the construction sector.
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety for 20 years and beyond
 
Employers and workers of construction industry urged to observe work-at-height safety
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the recent spate of serious accidents related to work-at-height in the construction industry and reminds those working at height to pay special attention to work safety.
Employers and workers of construction industry urged to observe work-at-height safety
Employers and workers of construction industry urged to observe work-at-height safety
 
5 days’ Statutory Paternity Leave takes effect on 18 January 2019 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
 
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
 
Joint efforts to foster occupational safety and health in catering industry Joint efforts to foster occupational safety and health in catering industry
The Labour Department has called on the catering industry to work together to establish a safe and healthy work environment to give employees and their family members peace of mind.
Joint efforts to foster occupational safety and health in catering industry
 
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
 
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
 
Relocation of Hong Kong East Office of Labour Relations Division 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
 
Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
Facilitating employers and employees in computing minimum wage ...
Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
 
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)
 
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
Working Hours Policy
 
New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities 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
 
Online Occupational Safety and Health Complaint Form
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Topical Issues
+ 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
+ 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 2020
+ Statutory Holidays for 2019
+ 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 2017
More about Publications
Other Activities
Briefing on employment of foreign domestic helpers
+ 21 September 2019 (PDF)
Seminar on Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime
+ 4 September 2019 (PDF)
Kowloon West Job Fair (Over 3 200 vacancies on offer)
+ 15 & 16 August 2019 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 8.2019 (PDF)
+ 9.2019 (PDF)
+ 10.2019 (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