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Employment law in Hong Kong 香港僱傭法

Employment is a central focus of our business and we advise Hong Kong clients and multinationals of all sizes on their employment law needs.

Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.

Our team of lawyers in Hong Kong advises both businesses headquartered in and those with operations in Hong Kong on the full range of employment law matters including:

We also advise on multi-jurisdictional employment law projects.




  • 日常人力資源支援
  • 僱傭文件
  • 解僱協議
  • 勞資審裁處之僱傭糾紛
  • 限制性條款
  • 業務經營轉讓
  • 架構重組
  • 員工福利及獎勵
  • 職場私隱
  • 向管理高層提供建議
  • 外派工作



You can view our latest four Hong Kong blog posts below and our full blog here.

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Tipping the Scales: How the Latest Labour Tribunal Ruling Impacts Gig Workers

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The burgeoning gig economy has long presented a conundrum in employment law, with its unique model of work raising significant questions about employment status, workers’ right and entitlements.

Hong Kong MPF updates: Abolition of the offsetting mechanism to take effect on 1 May 2025 and potential increase in mandatory contribution levels

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Catherine Leung named as Head of Employment in Hong Kong

04 January 2023

Lewis Silkin has today announced Catherine Leung as Head of Employment for the firm’s Hong Kong office, further strengthening its market-leading employment practice.

Enforceability of a compensation clause in Hong Kong: is it a penalty?

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A recent case in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has seen the court apply the Court of Appeal’s penalty clause test to a compensation clause in an employment contract.

Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter ranked in list of top 50 leading female employment law partners in the world by International Employment Lawyer

16 June 2022

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter have been selected by International Employment Lawyer’s Women Leaders thought-leadership survey.

Abolishment of the MPF offsetting mechanism approved by Hong Kong's Legislative Council (the “LegCo”)

09 June 2022

After years of extensive discussions and consultations, the Hong Kong LegCo has, on 9 June 2022, passed the Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the “Bill”) to abolish the MPF offsetting mechanism.

Hong Kong employers to brace for change

10 February 2022

In this article, we will cover the government’s proposed amendments to the Employment Ordinance (“EO”) as part of its continuing efforts to fight the endemic, and the latest development on abolishing the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) offsetting mechanism.

Lewis Silkin expands litigation offering in Hong Kong

04 January 2022

Experienced employment and IP litigator Jezamine Fewins joins team.

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