Working Day/Rest Day

Working Day

Working day, also known as labour day, refers to the length of time (hours) that employees work in a day. Working day is the working time in a daily unit.

*According to the “Employment Ordinance”, the maximum working hours of employed people is 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week. You may only work a maximum of 6 days per week and may not work overtime. Working hours must be between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily, unless specifically permitted by the Labour Department.

Rest Day

Rest day is defined as a period of not less than 24 consecutive hours during which the employee has the right not to work for the employer. The employer only needs to notify the employee of the arrangement of the rest day (orally, in writing, or by posting the employee’s leave list for the month).


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Workstem supports employers to customise leave types and leave policies so as to meet the various needs of enterprises.

Through the Workstem One App, employees can self-check their leave balance and submit leave applications; supervisors or HR can approve anytime, anywhere without any document being missed.

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