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    elaine is offline Registered User
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    Statutory Holiday

    Is my helper entitled to take the statutory holiday if she has not completed 3 months of service? I read the Employment Ordinance but I'm not too sure.... my friend said no, but my new helper took Mon 10/2 off. And this Sat 10/7 is another statutory holiday. She has been with me for about a month.

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    kashismum is offline Registered User
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    You are not obligated to give your helper non-statutory holidays until she has completed 3 months of service. Your choice.

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    I wonder if you and your husband would feel good about working for three months without a break?
    When are people in Hong Kong going ot realise that helpers are paid employees - not slave labour?

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    I could be wrong, but I thought that statutory holidys, by thier very nature, were holidays in which employers are required by law to give an employee the day off?

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    At the moment I can't find the link but she is entitled to the statutory holidays. As she's been working for you for less than 3 mths, it would be unpaid leave. However, it's upto to you whether you want to pay her or not.

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    For 2006 General Holidays in Hong Kong
    http://www.info.gov.hk/info/ph2006.htm

    For information about the Statuary Holidays
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57f_whole.htm

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