Contracts in Hong Kong SAR

Overview by

The Active Population in Figures

For Further Information About the Labor Market
Statistics, regarding the education level of households and residents

Management of Human Resources



Method of Recruitment
Depends on the sectors. Face to face remains the standard.
Recruitment Agencies
Recruitment agencies in Hong Kong.
Recruitment Websites
Best Jobs Hong Kong
Hong Kong Jobs
Monster HK

The Contract

Type of Contract
The labor contract is mainly drawn-up by the law. It is completed by collective negotiations and agreements.
The formalism of the labour contract, hiring conditions and lay-off constraints are relatively flexible. CDI and the CDD are the two existing types of contracts.
Breach of Contracts
  • Retirement
Visit Labour.
  • Dismissals
Visit Labour.
  • Other Possible Methods

Labor Laws
The essential features of the labor laws

Dispute Settlement


Conciliation Process

  • Legal Framework
A request for conciliation will be submitted at the Labor Relations Division of the Labour Department. If conciliation is not reached, a Labour commissioner will be appointed to undertake the conciliation. A mediation will then be undertaken. An arbitration or an enquiry committee will be set-up if the conciliation and mediation has not been successful in judging the case.
  • Procedure
Labour Relations Ordinance

Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions - (HKCTU) gathers several trade unions. Their power remains very weak.
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU)
Regulation Bodies
Labour Department

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