Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Global Employment Solutions & PEO / EOR in Hong Kong

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Hong Kong. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Native Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Cantonese
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
7.5 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Hong Kong

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Hong Kong. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Hong Kong typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Hong Kong in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Hong Kong.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Hong Kong.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Hong Kong.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Hong Kong

Employee Income Taxes:

  • 2.00% (Salary $0 - $50,000)
  • 6.00% (Salary $50,000 - $100,000)
  • 10.00% (Salary $100,000 - $150,000)
  • 14.00% (Salary $150,000 - $200,000)
  • 17.00% (Salary $200,000 and above)

Payroll Cycle:


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Employer Costs in Hong Kong

Employer Contributions:

Employers contribute a minimum of 5% of the employee’s gross salary towards social security.

Employee Contributions:

Employees contribute a minimum of 5% of their gross salary towards social security.

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Working Hours in Hong Kong

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Hong Kong consists of 45 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

There are no specific laws for employers to pay overtime in Hong Kong, unless specified in the employment contract.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Hong Kong

Standard Public Holidays in Hong Kong

  • First day of January
  • Lunar New Year’s Day
  • The second day of Lunar New Year
  • The third day of Lunar New Year
  • Ching Ming Festival
  • Labour Day
  • Tuen Ng Festival
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Chung Yeung Festival
  • National Day
  • Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)

Vacation Time in Hong Kong

Employees in Hong Kong are entitled to between 7-14 working days of annual leave for every 12-month period of employment with the same employer. Annual leave is then increased by one day for every year of service up to nine years.

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Types of Leave in Hong Kong

Maternity Leave:

Hong Kong’s maternity leave regulations include 10 weeks paid leave provided the mother has done the following:

  • Has been employed under a continuous contract for at least 40 weeks prior to the scheduled maternity leave
  • Has given notice of pregnancy and her intention to take maternity leave to her employer 
  • Has produced a medical certificate specifying the expected date of confinement if so required by her employer

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Hong Kong includes 3 days’ leave that can be taken anytime between 4 weeks before the due date and 10 weeks after the due date, paid at 80% of their salary. 

Other Types of Leave:

  • Birth of a child (2 days) 
  • Marriage (10 days)
  • Death of a relative (3 days)
  • To attend an examination in secondary or university education (2 days for each examination, with a ceiling of 10 days per year).
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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Hong Kong 

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Hong Kong

Termination with Cause:

Termination in Hong Kong is subject to difficulties and regulation less than other countries. There are a range of reasons that an employer can use to terminate an employee, which depend on the specific circumstances. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us. 

Termination without Cause:

Termination without cause is generally permitted in Hong Kong.


Severance is typically required in Hong Kong in cases of redundancy. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

After the first month of employment the notice period for both employer and employee is 7 days. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Hong Kong law protects employees from illegal termination of employment for the following reasons:

  • Maternity Protection
  • Statutory Paid Sick Leave 
  • Employee Gives Information to Authorities
  • Trade Union Activities
  • Work-related Injury
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Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World.

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Hong Kong are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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