Monday is a statutory holiday

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Hong Kong will celebrate China’s National Day on Monday (October 1), a statutory holiday.

National Day marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and is observed across China, including HK and Macau.

According to the Labour Department, employers who want their foreign domestic worker to work during a statutory holiday should inform her 48 hours before the holiday.

If the worker agrees, the employer should provide an alternative holiday within 60 days, the Labour Department said.

The employer cannot offer to pay the worker additional wages in lieu of the statutory holiday, it said.

Doing so would make her liable to prosecution and a fine of $50,000, it added.

There are two more statutory holidays after National Day—-Chung Yeung Festival (October 17) and either the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (December 22) or Christmas Day (December 25).

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