The statutory paternity leave in Hong Kong will be increased from three days to five days. The Legislative Council passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2018 (the "Bill") increasing the statutory paternity leave on 25 October 2018.

The Bill makes no amendment in respect of other aspects of the statutory paternity leave. The daily rate of statutory paternity leave pay remains at 80 percent of the daily average wages of the employee.

The Gazette date for the Bill has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected that the Bill will come into force earliest at the beginning of next year.

The Bill is available at: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182224/es32018222414.pdf

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