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Hong Kong Labour Department to Host Online Briefing on Foreign Domestic Helpers


The Labour Department (LD) of Hong Kong has announced an online briefing session aimed at informing employers about the employment rights and obligations of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs). The session is scheduled for July 12 (Friday) at 7 p.m., and enrolment is currently open.

The briefing is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal responsibilities and rights of employers who hire FDHs. This initiative is particularly beneficial for first-time employers seeking to understand their roles and duties better. Additionally, a representative from the Equal Opportunities Commission will be present to discuss best practices for fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace environment for FDHs.

Key Details of the Briefing:

  • Date and Time: July 12 (Friday) at 7 p.m.
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Admission: Free

How to Enrol:

Interested parties can register online via the Labour Department’s dedicated FDH Portal at www.fdh.labour.gov.hk/en/home.html. Alternatively, they can download the enrolment form from the website and submit it by email to fdh-enquiry@labour.gov.hk or by fax to 3101 0604. The deadline for enrolment is July 10 (Wednesday).

Spots for the briefing will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged. For more information or enquiries, individuals can contact the Labour Department at 3582 8995.

Creating Awareness and Inclusivity

The Labour Department’s initiative underscores the importance of educating employers about their legal responsibilities and the rights of FDHs. By including a segment on inclusive workplace practices, the briefing also aims to promote a more harmonious and respectful working environment for all parties involved.

Why Attend?

Employers, especially those new to hiring FDHs, will gain valuable insights into:

  • The legal framework governing the employment of FDHs in Hong Kong.
  • Practical advice on meeting obligations and maintaining compliance.
  • Strategies for creating a supportive and inclusive workplace.


This upcoming briefing represents an essential opportunity for employers to enhance their understanding and management of FDH employment. By participating, employers can ensure they are well-informed and prepared to foster a positive working relationship with their domestic helpers.