Labour Department to hold free briefing on employment of foreign domestic helpers on 28th June

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25th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Labour Department (LD) in Hong Kong has announced that it will be holding a briefing on the employment of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) on 28th June, 2023. The event will take place at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library, located at 66 Causeway RoadCauseway Bay, Hong Kong, and will begin at 2.45pm.

The briefing aims to introduce the employment rights and obligations of employers of FDHs. It also aims to provide information on how to create an inclusive workplace for FDHs, with a representative from the Equal Opportunities Commission invited to share best practices. The LD encourages employers of FDHs, particularly first-time employers, to attend the briefing.

Admission to the briefing is free, and it will be conducted in Cantonese. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties can download the enrolment form from the department’s website (www.labour.gov.hk). The enrolment deadline is 26th June, 2023. For further information or enquiries, please contact the LD at 3582 8993.

The employment of FDHs is a significant issue in Hong Kong, with a large number of these workers being employed in the city. It is essential that employers understand their rights and obligations when hiring and managing FDHs, and that they provide asafe and inclusive workplace for their employees.

The LD’s upcoming briefing is a valuable opportunity for employers to learn about their legal obligations and how to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace for FDHs. It is particularly beneficial for first-time employers who may not be familiar with the procedures and requirements of employing FDHs in Hong Kong.