What is a Hong Kong Employment Contract?

An Employment Contract is a contract by which a company hires an employee. 

This free version of the Employment Contract makes the following assumptions:

  • The employment is for a continuous contract;
  • The contract is for a full-time position;
  • The employee is between 18 and 65 years old;
  • There is no requirement for the candidate to hold a specific licence for the position of employment;
  • The first 1 month of employment will be a probation period;
  • The wage rate will be calculated per month;
  • There will be no annual review of salary;
  • The frequency of wage payment (“salary period”) is one month;
  • Payment of wages will occur on or around the end of each month (i.e. no specific date of payment);
  • The employee will receive rest day pay, which is included in the calculation of their wages;
  • The employer agrees to reimburse expenses incurred by the employee when they are doing their job;
  • The employee is not required to work when typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted or when the black rainstorm warning is in force, but is required to resume duty if typhoon signal or rainstorm warning is cancelled not less than 2 hours before the close of working hours;
  • The Leave year is defined as the first day of January to the last day of December;
  • There will be no incremental annual leave;
  • The employee will be entitled to the following statutory benefits: (1) holiday pay for statutory holidays; (2) sickness allowance; (3) parental benefits;
  • There will be no restrictions during employment on the employee having financial interests in any other business or trade; and
  • There will be no post-termination restrictions on the employee after he leaves employment.

Upgrade to a paid plan to get the following features in the employment contract:

  • Option to require the employee to hold a certain licence in order to qualify for the position of employment;
  • Option to include or exclude a probation period, and vary its length;
  • Option to include or exclude an end-of-year payment;
  • Option to specify an additional type of remuneration other than basic salary, commission and allowances;
  • Option to include or exclude medical insurance;
  • Option to include or exclude reimbursement of expenses;
  • Options for working arrangements and typhoon allowance/travel reimbursement when typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted or when black rainstorm warning is in force;
  • Options for defining the Leave Year for the purpose of calculating leave entitlements;
  • Option to require employee to irretrievably delete any company information they may have stored on their devices;
  • Option to include provisions about garden leave, restrictions during employment, and post-termination restrictions;
  • Option to specify particular types of confidential information in addition to a general definition of confidential information in the definitions section; and
  • Option to require employee to obtain your written consent before removing any property containing Confidential Information from office premises.