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Employment Protection


Relevant employees' protection ordinance

In Hong Kong, there are a number of ordinances protecting employees’ rights and benefits. Know more to better safeguard your interests.

The Employment Ordinance

The Employment Ordinance is the major piece of legislation protecting employees’ rights and benefits which covers payment of wages, rest days, sickness allowance, annual leave, termination payment etc.  The “Concise Guide to the Employment Ordinance” gives a quick guide to the various provisions.

Proper employment records

Keeping proper wages and employment records is essential to protect your interests. What types of record are needed? Click the checklist suggested by the Labour Department.

The Employees’ Compensation Ordinance

If you want to claim employees’ compensation for work injuries or prescribed occupational diseases, please refer to the Concise Guide to the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance and other related publications.

Occupational Safety Health

No matter whether you are working in an industrial setting or in an office, you have to be aware of the potential hazards in your working environment.

To test how much you know about workplace safety and health, you could play the on-line safety quiz, or join training programmes for youth to learn more about occupational safety for different jobs.

Workplace safety & health

There are also fun ways to learn more about occupational safety by visiting the youth workplace safety & health [Chinese version only] website featuring young artists.