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12 Statutory Holidays for Hong Kong Domestic Helpers in 2021

  1. The first day of January 1 January Friday 2. Lunar New Year’s Day 12 February Friday 3. The second day of Lunar New Year 13 February Saturday 4. The fourth day of Lunar New Year 15 February Monday 5. Ching Ming Festival 4 April Sunday 6. Labour Day 1 May Saturday 7. Tuen Ng Festival 14 June Monday 8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July Thursday 9. The...

How to Compute Long Service, Severance Pay for Hong Kong Domestic Helpers

As of September 28, 2019, newly hired foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are entitled to a minimum allowable wage of HK$4,630 per month. But if the working relationship between the helper and her employers deteriorates under incompetence, financial incapacity,...

The Best Ways to Reward Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong

Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are a common sight and in recent years, their number has certainly increased. Additionally, there are a number of foreign domestic helpers who have entered the market. The immense support that they render for...

HK To Start Charging for Waste Disposal in 2019

Hong Kong's Environment Bureau has formally announced a fee of 11 cents (US$0.01) per liter to dispose municipal solid waste. It will be implemented sometime in the second half of 2019 and aims to reduce waste produced by Hong...

Domestic Helpers Should Celebrate Lunar New Year Holidays Too

It is not uncommon for many Hong Kong domestic workers to work for at homes of their employers' relatives during Chinese New Year. In return, helpers receive lai see giveaways. Over the years, this practice has been done with the...

Guide to Setting Up Domestic Helper Interview

One of the crucial steps before hiring a domestic worker in Hong Kong, particularly those coming from foreign countries, is to seup an interview. By going face to face, whether in person or through video interaction, helps both parties...

Prada, Ralph Lauren Join Luxury Shops Closing Outlets in Hong Kong

After high-profile announcements that Forever 21 and Abercrombie & Fitch will close their flagship shops in Hong Kong, Prada is in line for another luxury brand closure as closes its boutique at the Peninsula arcade in Tsim Sha Tsui...

Top Authentic Gifts and Souvenirs to Buy in Hong Kong

Are you coming to Hong Kong for a short family visit or business traveler on a trade show or business meeting with clients based in the city? Perhaps one of the things you might have in mind is getting...

6 Risky Tasks Many Hong Kong Domestic Helpers Perform

Although cleaning external glass windows from precarious position at high-rise residential buildings is certainly a hazardous task some domestic helpers are forced to perform, it is not the only one. Even if they receive orientation about their rights in the...

Abercrombie & Fitch & Forever 21 To Close Flagship Shops Next Year

In 2011, its launch filled news headlines with photos of half-naked mean with prominent abs, and set social media alight. On the business side of it, Abercrombie & Fitch won the bidding war for Central's coveted prime retail location,...
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