Helpers' minimum wage unchanged

September 29, 2020

The Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) will remain at $4,630 per month and the monthly food allowance will remain at not less than $1,121, the Government announced today.


The decision was made after carefully considering Hong Kong's general economic and labour market conditions over the past year, as well as its near-term economic outlook, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The employers' affordability and the FDHs' livelihood were also taken into consideration.


Under the Standard Employment Contract for hiring FDHs, employers must provide them with free food or pay them a food allowance.

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