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Is Year-End Bonus Mandatory?
Is Year-End Bonus Mandatory?
The question of whether companies should pay end-of-year bonuses to employees often confuses HRs. This article answers a few commonly asked questio...
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[HR 101] What’s the Minimum Wage?
[HR 101] What’s the Minimum Wage?
The Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) in Hong Kong has changed over the years. In 2019, starting from 1st of May, the SMW rate has been revised to HK$37...
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Hong Kong Statutory Maternity Leave to be Extended to 14 Weeks
Hong Kong Statutory Maternity Leave to be Extended to 14 Weeks
Earlier, the chief executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, has proposed to extend the maternity leave in The Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address. The governme...
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How to Calculate the Notice Period When Dismissing an Employee?
How to Calculate the Notice Period When Dismissing an Employee?
For a company, it is more complicated to dismiss an employee than to hire an employee if the contract does not expire. If you want to reasonably di...
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Who Is Required to Join an MPF Scheme?
Who Is Required to Join an MPF Scheme?
We believe that every employee in Hong Kong is familiar with the MPF. But new HRs should notice that employees with different employment types or i...
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How to Get Through the Tax Filing Season (IR56B) Easily?
How to Get Through the Tax Filing Season (IR56B) Easily?
As we all know, the tax filing season is the busiest, most headache and tiring time of the year for HRs. In addition to the monthly payroll, there ...
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Keeping a Record of Sickness Days Is a Must?
Keeping a Record of Sickness Days Is a Must?
Employees in different companies are entitled to a fixed number of days of paid sick leave, which is a type of sick leave. Sick leave under the Emp...
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Which Form Do I Need to Submit to IRD for Newly Hired Employees?
Which Form Do I Need to Submit to IRD for Newly Hired Employees?
If you hired an employee who may be subjected to salaries tax, as the employer, you must file a IR56E form (or by electronic means) within 3 months...
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Which Form to Submit to IRD When an Employee Leaves Hong Kong?
Which Form to Submit to IRD When an Employee Leaves Hong Kong?
If an employee leaves Hong Kong permanently or for a long time, the employer needs to: Know the employee's exact expected date of departure ...
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Which Form to Submit to IRD When an Employee Who Is About to Cease to Be Employed?
Which Form to Submit to IRD When an Employee Who Is About to Cease to Be Employed?
When an employee ceases to be employed, an employer has to file one copy of IR56F or via Electronic Filing of Employer’s Return one month before th...
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Grey Areas of Cash Pay Jobs
Grey Areas of Cash Pay Jobs
These days, I have talked with my friends and I found that many people would like to be freelancers or to choose (daily) cash pay jobs. They believ...
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What Kind of Talents Are in Shortage in Hong Kong?
What Kind of Talents Are in Shortage in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong, an international financial center tied for London, is in urgent need for financial talents; therefore, many companies turn to recruitmen...
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