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Work Arrangements in Times of Adverse Weather and “Extreme Conditions”

To ensure the safety of employees, smooth operation of establishments and maintaining good labour-management relations, employers should consult employees and make prior work arrangements for staff during and after adverse weather or “extreme conditions”, including arrangement on reporting for duty, release from work, resumption of work and remote work (if applicable), etc.

The Labour Department publishes the Code of Practice in Times of Adverse Weather and “Extreme Conditions” (COP) and provides reference guidelines for employers to make appropriate work arrangements according to the business nature, operational needs and urgency of service of their establishments. The COP also sets out the statutory liabilities of employers in relevant situations under the labour legislation such as Employment Ordinance, Employees’ Compensation Ordinance and the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, etc.

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