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A Concise Guide to the Employment Ordinance

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【Information relating to sickness allowance】Employees’ entitlement to sickness allowance under the Employment Ordinance (EO) will not be affected after the launch of electronic medical certificates by the Hospital Authority.  An employer who without reasonable excuse fails to pay sickness allowance to an eligible employee is subject to a fine of $50,000 upon conviction.  For details on sickness allowance under EO, please refer to “Chapter 5: Sickness Allowance” above.

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