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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign domestic helpers will rise 2.4% to $ 4,630 per month, the Labour Department announced today.

Under the Standard Employment Contract for hiring foreign domestic helpers, employers must provide them with free food or pay them a food allowance, which will be increased by $46 to at least $1,121 per month.

The new wage and food allowance level will apply to all contracts signed from tomorrow.

Contracts signed today or earlier at the existing minimum allowable wage of $4,520 per month and the food allowance of no less than $1,075 per month will still be processed by the Immigration Department if they reach it by October 25.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News