To assist the affected industries and the public, the application details for the Second Tranche of Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) were announced by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong on 18 August 2020. The application period for the Second Tranche of subsidy (covering September to November 2020) will be from 31 August to 13 September 2020. The Government expects to release subsidies to employers starting from the end of September.
Extension of Maternity Leave in Hong Kong
The proposed Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 for extending the maternity leave in Hong Kong was passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020.
COVID-19 – Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Application Method and Penalty Mechanism
The Government had further announced the details on the application method and penalty mechanism for Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) which will open for online application on 25 May 2020.
COVID-19 – Application Details for Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme
Following our previous newsletter, application details to the Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) were announced by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong on 12 May 2020. Application period for the First Tranche of subsidy (covering June to August 2020) will last three weeks starting from 25 May 2020. The Government expects to release subsidies to employers before the end of June.
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