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Helper’s Holidays during Covid-19: What’s New?

Tightening of social distancing measures (again) On July 23, the HK government has maintained its social distancing regulations to only allow restaurants and places of worship to have 50% of the original seating capacity. Restaurants cannot provide dine-in service after 6pm every day until 5am the next day. They may provide take-aways alternatively during the time frame, however. Meanwhile, the number of people in gatherings at public spaces remains at ...

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5 Places for Kids and Parents This Summer 2020

More and more venues are opening up recently as the number of Coronavirus cases in Hong Kong have decreased (you should remain cautious about personal hygiene nevertheless). As summer holiday is approaching, here are 5 places to bring your kids to this summer! Ocean Park The theme park has reopened since mid-June, after being heavily hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in a near bankruptcy and shut down. The ...

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Hong Kong

Going outdoor is good for the body and the mind - especially for kids who hunch their back and play video games the whole day - as it gives them a chance to get some fresh air and natural sunlight, move their little muscles, and experience more beyond addictive virtual games or difficult books. Escaping from the cramped, stuffy house is also beneficial to their young mind and it is ...

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Pregnant in Hong Kong: 10 Things You Need to Know

Article provided by PathFinders The new year is the perfect time to make resolutions and plans for the year(s) ahead! If you are planning to be pregnant during your employment contract in Hong Kong, you should know your maternity rights and understand the effect of this important decision on you and your child. Your decision to have a child could have a significant impact on your employer’s household too. It ...

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Pregnancy Rights of your Helper in Hong Kong

As any employee in Hong Kong, your domestic worker is entitled to pregnancy rights and maternity leave. You as the employer cannot infringe upon your worker’s reproductive rights. Therefore, this article will tell you about your helper’s maternity leave, contraceptive injection and how you can start a conversation about pregnancy with your helper. Maternity Leave Your helper is entitled to a 10-week paid maternity leave if (if not, the entitlement to maternity ...

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6 Ways to Manage your Domestic Helper During Hong Kong Protests

While it is understandable that the on-going protests in Hong Kong have inevitably interfered your daily life and you may need your domestic helper to work flexible hours, the protests are not a reason for you to exploit her. In a press statement released on 28 August, the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU) points out that some employers have been using the city’s spontaneous protest schedule as an excuse ...

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Hong Kong Protests: 6 Things Domestic Helpers Should Be Aware of

Series of protests in Hong Kong, which started since early June, have many Hong Kong people worried. While places not affected by protests are operating as usual, we have some suggestions as to what domestic helpers should be aware of: 1. Stay tuned to major events ahead: While small-scale, spontaneous protests are hard to predict and avoid, large-scale protests and demonstrations are planned ahead. Their date, time, and venue are announced some ...

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How to Prepare Mid-Autumn Festival with Your Domestic Helper: Our 2019 Guide

Mid-Autumn Festival (Lantern Festival), one of the most iconic Chinese festivals, is around the corner. Wherever you come from, you cannot miss this great colourful holiday in Hong Kong! But the Mid-Autumn Festival is also a perfect family time: play lanterns, enjoy the full moon, and even picnic outdoor with your beloved ones. For your domestic helper, do not forget that the day after Mid-Autumn Festival is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong. ...

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12 Things to Do in Hong Kong During the Summer

Summer in Hong Kong is definitely stiffening. On top of that, humidity and rain can be pretty good deterrents against any form of activity. But, worry not! There are plenty of things to do and many events to attend this summer. We have compiled a list of 12 things that will keep you busy and will make you forget everything about the scorching heat. 1. Go all artsy! Hong Kong definitely ...

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9 Activities for Helpers to Do with Kids in Hong Kong

Our children spend a lot of time with our domestic helpers and as such we expect them to bond and spend quality time together. What better way than through fun activities? Our children are fond of them (and let’s face it, so are we!), and on top of contributing to helping them connect with others, activities are a great way for our little ones to develop cognitively and emotionally. One ...

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