A written employment contract reminds
both employers and employees of their obligations, helps avoid possible disputes
and sets out clearly the rights and benefits of both parties. To assist employers
and employees to draw up written employment contracts, the Labour Department has
prepared a sample employment contract for their reference.
sample covers the major entitlements and protection enjoyed by employees under
the EO. To know more about these entitlements (such as their eligibility criteria),
please refer to the EO or the booklet "A Concise Guide to the Employment
Ordinance" issued by the Labour Department, or visit the webpages below:
Department of Justice's Hong Kong e-Legislation
Concise Guide to the Employment Ordinance
The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (Amendment Ordinance) would take effect on 11 December 2020. The Amendment Ordinance seeks to increase the maternity leave under the Employment Ordinance (EO) (Cap. 57) by four weeks. The Amendment Ordinance also covers two technical amendments which include updating the definition of "miscarriage" under EO; and accepting a certificate of attendance issued by medical professionals as documentary proof for entitling an eligible employee to sickness allowance for any day on which the employee has attended a medical examination in relation to her pregnancy. For further information, please click here.