Hong Kong

Global Employment Solutions & PEO 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.

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What You Need to Know About Employing in Hong Kong

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Hong Kong?

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 is helping 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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Employer Costs in Hong Kong

Employer costs include Mandatory Employee Compensation Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs or contact us for further information.

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Employee Income Taxes in Hong Kong

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 2% - 17%.

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Employee Social Contributions in Hong Kong

Employee contributions include the Provident Fund (MPF).

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Working Hours in Hong Kong

Generally no restrictions (average working week is 50 hours). Overtime is optional.

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Holidays & Vacation in Hong Kong

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 - New Year's Day (一月一日)
  • Monday, Jan 02, 2023 - New Year's Day (substitute day) (一月一日 (更换日))
  • Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 - Lunar New Year (農曆年初一)
  • Monday, Jan 23, 2023 - The second day of the Lunar New Year (農曆年初二)
  • Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 - The third day of the Lunar New Year (農曆年初三)
  • Wednesday, Apr 05, 2023 - Qingming Festival (清明節)
  • Friday, Apr 07, 2023 - Good Friday (耶穌受難節)
  • Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 - Easter Saturday (耶穌受難節翌日)
  • Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 - Easter Sunday (复活节)
  • Monday, Apr 10, 2023 - Easter Monday (復活節星期一)
  • Monday, May 01, 2023 - Labour Day (劳动节)
  • Friday, May 26, 2023 - Birthday of the Buddha (佛誕)
  • Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 - Dragon Boat Festival (端午节)
  • Saturday, Jul 01, 2023 - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (香港特別行政區成立紀念日)
  • Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 - The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節翌日)
  • Sunday, Oct 01, 2023 - National Day (國慶日)
  • Monday, Oct 02, 2023 - National Day (substitute day) (國慶日 (更换日))
  • Monday, Oct 23, 2023 - Chung Yeung Festival (重阳节)
  • Monday, Dec 25, 2023 - Christmas Day (聖誕節)
  • Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023 - The first weekday after Christmas Day (圣诞节后的第一个工作日)
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Sick Leave Entitlement in Hong Kong

2 paid sick days for each completed month during the first year of employment, 4 paid sick days for each completed month thereafter. Max. 120 days. Paid by employer at 80% average daily salary.

Parental Leave in Hong Kong

Maternity: 14 weeks paid. Paid by employer at 80% of the average daily wages.

Paternity/Parental: 5 days paid paternity leave. Paid by employer at 80% of average daily wages. No statutory regulations on parental leave.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Hong Kong

7-14 working days annual leave depending on years of continuous service +PH. Full entitlement kicks in after 1 year of continuous employment.

Carryover - The employee is entitled to use any outstanding annual leave within the next 12 months of the leave year.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Hong Kong

If an employee has 2+ years service and is laid off, dismissed by redundancy, or the employment contract of a fixed term expires without being renewed by reason of redundancy the employer must pay 2/3 of a month's wages/year of service, or 2/3 of HKD 22,500, whichever is less.

Termination in Hong Kong

Termination in Hong Kong is simple. No statutory requirement for reason for dismissal, however employees with continuous employment of 2 years or more are protected against unreasonable dismissal.

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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 global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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