Accounting and Outsourcing Newsletters

Here you will find a series of newsletters regarding to employment issues in Hong Kong. We will keep you posted of any updates.

For more information, please contact our Accounting and Outsourcing Team in the box on the right side.

Extension of Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

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The proposed Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 for extending the maternity leave in Hong Kong was passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020.

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COVID-19 – Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Application Method and Penalty Mechanism

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The Government had further announced the details on the application method and penalty mechanism for Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) which will open for online application on 25 May 2020.

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COVID-19 – Application Details for Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme

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Following our previous newsletter, application details to the Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) were announced by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong on 12 May 2020. Application period for the First Tranche of subsidy (covering June to August 2020) will last three weeks starting from 25 May 2020. The Government expects to release subsidies to employers before the end of June.

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COVID-19 – Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme

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To combat the impacts of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the Government has announced a second round of Anti-epidemic Fund for HK$137.5 billion on 8 April 2020 which was approved by LegCo on 18 April 2020. It is a further response to the HK$120 billion relief package in the 2020-21 Budget announced on 26 February 2020 and the HK$30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund approved by LegCo on 21 February 2020. A new Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) of HK$81 billion was introduced to help business and retain workers in employment.

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