Hong Kong

Employer of Record & PEO in Hong Kong

Hire & manage teams remotely in Hong Kong without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Native Language

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Cantonese

Employee Protection

Medium

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

Capital city

Hong Kong

Termination

Easy

Internet

Fast

Currency

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Immigration

Hard

English Speaking

>50%

Population

7.59 Million

Employment Cost

Low

Cost of Living

High

How NNRoad Employment & PEO Services Work?

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services for companies looking to hire and manage teams in Hong Kong. Registering a legal entity in Hong Kong as a means for employment is an outdated practice that takes both time (months) and money (thousands of USD). NNRoad’s employer of record and PEO services enables companies to hire and manage employees in Hong Kong in full accordance with local labor laws in under a week.

Employer of Record in Hong Kong

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Hong Kong, but who want to hire in Hong Kong. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Hong Kong.
➋ NNRoad arranges a local labor contract with your new employee.
➌ NNRoad arranges a service contract between your organization & NNRoad.
➍ NNRoad organizes, manages & processes  payroll in Hong Kong in full compliance with local employment laws.
➎ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Hong Kong while NNRoad manages payroll & HR liabilities.

  • Acting as Employer of Record for leased employee
  • Hiring of and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration)
  • On-boarding and off-boarding employees following local law practice
  • Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit administration
  • Employee management – employee record retaining, time keeping, bonus and allowance management, expense and claims, and leave employee database management accordingly to the local law
  • Mandatory social insurance (Mandatory Provided Fund (“MPF”)
  • Provide legal support in case of dispute
  • Local individual income tax reporting, if needed

Payroll & PEO in Hong Kong

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Hong Kong, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Hong Kong.
➋ NNRoad organizes, manages and processes payroll for your local employees in full compliance with local employment laws.
➌ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Hong Kong while NNRoad manages payroll & HR compliance.

  • Registering the necessary company and personnel information for payroll calculation in the payroll software and system
    • Raw data collection and cleaning
    • Employee data maintenance: time, attendance, sickness, holiday requests and employee job tracking
    • Local government bureau payroll registration
    • Set up payroll policy, maintenance and update
    • Maintain employee record accordingly to the requirements by local government
  • Monthly Payroll Processing
    • Calculation of gross salary, salary deductions, and net salary based on information provided by the Company including irregular payments such as incentive/bonus, commission, allowance, severance, retirement payment, etc
    • Pro-rata calculation for people who join/resign
    • Providing a monthly payroll summary to the Company
    • Payroll disbursement – Issuing payment notice to the Company for payroll distribution to employees and employee’s expense claim
    • Employee’s enrollment to the company’s social insurance and other benefit plans when they join the company
    • Employee un-enrollment to the company’s social insurance and other benefit plans when they leave/exit the company
    • Process all the required declarations with employment authorities and benefit funds
    • Process all mandatory statutory and insurance contributions including but not limited to Mandatory Provident Fund, Employee’s compensation insurance, PI&PL Insurance to appropriate funds or local government authority by due dates
  • Year end adjustment and annual declaration
    • Adjustment of taxes owed or to be refunded to the employee based on the cumulative income of the employee for the entire year
    • Prepare annual payroll related reconciliation report
    • Prepare individual income tax reporting, if needed

Advantages of NNRoad's Hong Kong Employment Services

  1. With EOR/PEO solutions you can manage client meetings, sales, quality control, marketing, R&D and customer support without a local company in Hong Kong.
  2. Pay as you go
  3. ​​Dedicated account manager – One point of contact for multiple locations
  4. Employment & termination processing
  5. Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit according to local laws
  6. With EOR/PEO solutions you can hire staff while waiting for the registration of your company in Hong Kong.
  7. NNRoad only works with professional locally licensed partners
  8. GDPR compliant
  9. NNRoad manages employee record timekeeping, bonus and allowance, expenses claims and personal leaves according to local law.
  10. NNRoad provides foreigner VISA application services, if needed

Employment Compliance in Hong Kong

Taxes & Payroll in Hong Kong

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Hong Kong are based on progressive tax brackets. 

Tax Brackets

2%: 0 – 50,000 HKD
6%: 50,000 – 100,000 HKD
10%: 100,000 – 150,000 HKD
14%: 150,000 – 200,000 HKD
17%: Over 200,000 HKD

Sample Calculation

Yearly income = 120,000 HKD
2% * 50,000 = 1,000
6% * 50,000 = 3,000
10% * 20,000 = 2,000
Total = 1,000 + 3,000 + 2,000
Yearly income tax = 6,000 HKD

Employer Costs in Hong Kong

Employer Contributions:

Employer MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund): 5% of employee’s gross income calculated on a max of HKD 30,000 per month

Employee Contributions:

Employee MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund): 5% of employee’s gross income calculated on a max of HKD 30,000 per month

Working Hours in Hong Kong

Working Hours per Week

Hong Kong does not have a standard working hours system. In general, a normal week consists of 45 hours of employment. It’s worth noting that normal working hours differ by industry.

Overtime

In Hong Kong, there is no law that requires overtime pay. Overtime pay might be specified in the employment contract.

Benefits & Insurance in Hong Kong

Mandatory Provident Fund

The Mandatory Provident Fund, abbreviated as MPF, is a mandatory savings system (pension fund) for Hong Kong residents’ retirement. According to their income and length of work, most employees and their employers are required to contribute monthly to mandated provident fund plans run by licensed private organizations.

Termination Laws in Hong Kong

A contract of employment can be ended for a variety of reasons, including resignation, employer dismissal, constructive dismissal, the end of a defined term, or mutual agreement.

Termination without cause is generally possible in Hong Kong. But there are reasons where it is illegal to terminate the employment contract:

  • Maternity protection
  • Statutory paid sick leave
  • Employee gives information to authorities
  • Trade union activities
  • Work-related injury

Both the employer and the employee have a seven-day notice period after the first month of work.

Severance pay

Employees are normally eligible for statutory severance compensation if they have been working under a continuous contract for a minimum of two years and have not resigned or been summarily dismissed prior to termination. Statutory severance pay is the statutory minimum payment that must be provided to an employee for each year of service. It is computed as two-thirds of the employee’s monthly compensation or two-thirds of HKD 22,500, whichever is less. The maximum amount of statutory severance pay is HKD 390,000.

Public Holidays in Hong Kong

Public Holidays in Hong Kong

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Lunar New Year – February 1-3
  • Ching Ming Festival – April 5th
  • Good Friday – April 15-16
  • Easter Monday – April 18th
  • Labour Day – May 1-2
  • Birthday of the Buddha – May 8-9
  • Tuen Ng Festival – June 3rd
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day – July 1st
  • Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival – September 11-12
  • National Day – October 1st
  • Chung Yeung Festival – October 4th
  • Christmas Day – December 25-26-27

Paid Leave in Hong Kong

Based on the Employment Ordinance, Cap. 57, employees under a continuous contract with at least one year of service are eligible for up to 14 days of paid annual leave, depending on their length of service. Employers frequently grant expanded contractual leave in addition to the statutory minimum.

Employment Contract in Hong Kong

Employment Contract

Although it is not essential in Hong Kong for an employment contract to be in writing, the Labor Department highly encourages it and it is the usual practice. If an employment contract is to be in writing, the employee must be given a copy of the signed employment contract that includes the following information: wages, wage period, the notice period for termination of employment contract, and end-of-year payments, if applicable.

A continuous contract of employment is the normal contract for most employment situations, and it is described as a contract in which the employee works for the same employer for at least 4 weeks and for at least 18 hours each week. Rest days, paid annual leave, sick leave, severance compensation, long service payments, and other benefits are all available to employees.

Probation Period

A probationary period in Hong Kong usually lasts from 1 to 3 months. During the probation period, an employer may limit remuneration by offering a percentage of the normal salary for the position. The pay must not be less than the HK$34.5 per hour minimum wage.

Types of Leaves in Hong Kong

Sick Leave

For each completed month in the first 12 months of work, the employee can have 2 days paid sick leave. The daily rate of sickness allowance is equal to 80% of an employee’s average daily salary in the 12-month period prior to the first day of sickness. The calculation is based on the shorter term if an employee has been hired for less than 12 months.

Maternity Leave

The maternity leave legislation in Hong Kong offer for ten weeks of paid leave if the mother has completed the following:

  • Has worked for at least 40 weeks on a continuous contract prior to the planned maternity leave
  • Her employer has been notified of her pregnancy and her plan to take maternity leave
  • If her work requires it, she has supplied a medical certificate stating the expected date of confinement

Paternity Leave

Employees must be employed for minimum 40 weeks before having access to paternity leave. The paternity leave consists of 5 days leave paid at 80% of the salary.

Immigration Laws in Hong Kong

The General Employment Policy (GEP) requires most people travelling to Hong Kong for work to apply for a work visa.

Other common visas are:

  • Technology talent admission scheme – For professionals in certain technology sectors
  • Training – For individuals who are looking to learn a skill
  • Quality migrant admission scheme – For expats in certain profession like IT, finance, legal
  • Immigration arrangements for non-local graduates – For individuals with a degree from Hong Kong

Employees must submit a statement from you detailing the position when applying for a Hong Kong work visa under the GEP. The application will be evaluated by the Immigration Department for the following reasons:

  • A graduate degree
  • Necessary professional experience
  • Salary and working conditions are equivalent to those in the local area
  • Contribution to the local economy
  • Inability to find a local to fill the role

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