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Paternity leave in Hong Kong

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    Paternity leave in Hong Kong

    From the SCMP
    May 04, 2012


    Employers are resisting moves to impose mandatory paternity leave for staff, saying it would be a heavy blow at a time when the full impact of the year-old minimum wage is still kicking in and that cheap domestic staff and willing grandparents rendered it unnecessary.

    A Civil Service Bureau consultation paper released in November recommended up to five days of paternity leave, while a government consultation is under way to consider making it a statutory requirement for all employers.

    Yesterday marked the first time the board had discussed the issue. Employer representative Ho Sai-chu said the government should encourage companies to give paternity leave but leave the decision up to them.

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    Bah. Employers will moan about any measure that pains them to give their employees a fair deal. The amount of moaning about the minimum wage and none of the disaster came to pass (though some are finding sneaky and shameful ways not to pay). I hardly think five days paternity leave, which I assume is all it's going to be but better than nothing, is going to kill anyone's business.

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    Yes, cheap domestic staff are exactly comparable to a father

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010-NewDad View Post
    Yes, cheap domestic staff are exactly comparable to a father
    OMG missed that! Amazing the kind of ridiculous nonsense they come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charade View Post
    OMG missed that! Amazing the kind of ridiculous nonsense they come up with.
    How very classic 'Hong Kong'. Ridiculous is right!

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