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Name: Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 1997 (No. 73 of 1997).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Maternity protection
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-06-26
Entry into force:
Published on: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 1, Part I, 1997-06-27, pp. A2466-2476
ISN: CHN-1997-L-47378
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=47378&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 1, Part I, 1997-06-27, pp. A2466-2476
Abstract/Citation: Removes and replaces provisions providing maternity leave. Maternity leave shall be a period of 10 weeks, with a further 4 weeks in case of illness or disability due to confinement. Female employees are required to give notice of pregnancy. A female employee may not be dismissed during pregnancy and during maternity leave, and shall not be required to do heavy or dangerous work if a medical certificate testifies to her unfitness to perform such work.
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