Statutory Holidays For Foreign Domestic Helpers
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 ANS. The basic rights and responsibilities regarding the employment of foreign domestic helper are specified in the standard employment contract (ID 407). In addition, the Employment Ordinance is also applicable to employers and helpers alike. 


(please read in conjunction with Qs & As 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8 & 1.9 of the guide) 
  • For applications relating to the employment of foreign domestic helpers received by the Immigration Department on or after 1 April 2003, both the helper and employer are required to sign an undertaking to the Government. The undertaking stipulates that they will strictly observe the condition of stay as well as the wage level, live-in and accommodation requirements.
  • If a helper breaches the undertaking, he/she may not be allowed to work in Hong Kong again. If an employer breaches the undertaking, his/her future application to employ foreign domestic helpers may also be refused.
  • Moreover, if an employer or a helper commits offences under the Employment Ordinance or the Immigration Ordinance, they are also subject to criminal prosecution.