Legal update: Statutory holidays to be increased from 12 days to 17 days over the next 9 years


The Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 with its third reading given on 7 July 2021.  Starting from 1 January 2022, 5 days will be added to the list of statutory holidays progressively with one day added every 2 years.  This will make the number of statutory holidays on a par with the number of general holidays under the General Holidays Ordinance (Cap. 149) other than Sundays with effect from 1 January 2030.

Further details can be found in our previous article: Statutory holidays to be increased from 2 days to 17 days

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