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Helper's dayoff during easter holiday

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    ldmonica is offline Registered User
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    Unhappy Helper's dayoff during easter holiday

    So is it from 5th(thursday) till 9th(monday) of April???!..5 loooonngg days..?

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    No just the 5th, I believe.

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    only on 5th?what about the good friday and the easter monday?can anyone confirm pleez?

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    Both Good Friday and Easter Monday are not holiday for helpers.
    Bear Lau:

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    ldmonica is offline Registered User
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    Thanks a lot!!

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    Agree! only the 5th is the holiday.

    Last year, i thought ALL red letter day are day-offs, i just let her go on holiday. Beginning of this year, i read in the paper all the official holidays and was surprised that it's not all. I copied it in my calendar now.

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    According to a HK Government website(http://www.info.gov.hk/info/holiday_e.htm) the following are general public holidays.

    Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr Thursday,
    Good Friday 6 Apr Friday,
    The day following Good Friday 7 Apr Saturday
    Easter Monday 9 Apr Monday.

    According to Labour Department, all employees (including Foreign Domestic Helpers) are entitled to the above statutory holidays. Any more are purely at the discretion of the employer. If the statutory holiday falls on a rest day, a holiday should be granted on the day following the rest day which is not a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day.

    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/...eaflet_Eng.pdf

    The 12 statutory holidays for 2007 are :

    1. The first day of January (1 January)
    2. The day preceding Lunar New Year's Day (17 February)
    3. The second day of the Lunar New Year (19 February)
    4. The third day of the Lunar New Year (20 February)
    5. Ching Ming Festival (5 April)
    6. Labour Day (1 May)
    7. Tuen Ng Festival (19 June)
    8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July)
    9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (26 September)
    10. National Day (1 October)
    11. Chung Yeung Festival (19 October)
    12. Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (22 December) or Christmas Day (25 December) (at the option of the employer)

    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/news/la...lidays2007.htm

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    So basically the only holiday that domestic helpers are entitled to this Easter holiday is the Thursday April 5th.

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