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Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in

Hong Kong

, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Hong Kong

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in

Hong Kong

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in

Hong Kong

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Quick Overview

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Capital: City of Victoria

Official language: Chinese and English

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Hong Kong, employees are entitled to paid holidays based on the length of the labor relationship:

  • 1 - 2 years of employment – 7 days' paid leave
  • 3 years of employment – 8 days' paid leave
  • 4 years of employment – 9 days' paid leave
  • 5 years of employment – 10 days' paid leave
  • 6 years of employment – 11 days' paid leave
  • 7 years of employment – 12 days' paid leave
  • 8 years of employment – 13 days' paid leave
  • 9+ years of employment – 14 days' paid leave

Public Holidays

  • January 1st
  • Lunar New Year’s Day
  • the second day of Lunar New Year
  • the third day of Lunar New Year
  • Ching Ming Festival
  • Labour Day, the first day of May
  • Tuen Ng Festival
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, being the first day of July the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Chung Yeung Festival
  • National Day October 1st
  • Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at employer's will)

5 additional holidays that some employers offer:

  • Good Friday
  • The day following Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • The Buddha’s Birthday – 8th day of the 4th month (Lunar calendar)
  • Day Following Christmas Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 2% to 17%

Employer Tax

5% - 7% of employee salary.

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Employment contracts may be verbal or written in Hong Kong. Professional job contracts are usually in English.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 6 months. However, common practice is 3 months.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is HKD 37.50 per hour.

Maximum working hours and overtime

The common practice is to have 40-50 working hours per week and 5 workdays per week. There are no specific requirements regarding overtime work. However, if the employment contract provides payment for overtime work, the employer is legally obligated to provide these wages.

Bonus and Expense Payments

A 13th month, also called an 'End of Year Bonus', is often granted to employees before Chinese New Year, though this can commonly be replaced with a performance-related bonus.

Parental Leave

  • Maternity Leave: employee are entitled to 14 weeks.
  • Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 5 days.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave at the rate of 4/5ths of the employee’s average wage over the preceding 12-month period. Entitlement to sick leave may be accumulated at the rate of 2 paid days for each month of service during the first year of employment and at the rate of 4 paid sickness days for each month thereafter, up to a maximum of 120 paid sickness days. The entitlement to sickness pay only applies, however, to periods of absence due to sickness of no less than four consecutive days.

Termination requirements for employees in

Hong Kong

The employment contract can be terminated by both parties if due notice or payment in lieu of notice is given. Severance must be paid in case the employee:

  • Has 2 years of seniority; and
  • Is dismissed due to redundancy or laid-off

Any non taken holidays, outstanding wages and payments must be paid upon termination.

Notice Period

In Hong Kong, the minimum required notice period is 1 months' notice.

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