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Gov’t to relax the 'continuous contract' labour requirement

Workers under such a contract must only work 68 hours in 4 weeks.

The government will relax the “continuous contract” requirement to enhance the protection of the rights and benefits of employees with shorter working hours.

Under the existing requirement, full-time or part-time employees employed by the same employer for four weeks or more and having worked 18 hours or more per week are regarded as being engaged under a “continuous contract”.

With the relaxed requirement, employers must use the aggregate hours worked over four weeks as a counting unit and set the four-week threshold at 68 hours worked.

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