In Hong Kong, there are no set working hours, and the number of hours worked by an employee varies according to position and industry. Employees, on the other hand, frequently work 44 hours per week. The employment contract should specify the number of working hours and days, as well as rest periods and overtime.
A continuous contract employee is entitled to at least one rest day every seven days. Employers and employees must agree on whether or not to pay for rest days. In general, Hong Kong pays for rest days.
There are no special restrictions on shift workers' working hours or rest breaks.
Regardless of their work hours, all employees covered by the Employment Ordinance are entitled to basic protection under the Ordinance. Employees who work for the same employer on a continuous contract for four weeks or more and work at least 18 hours per week are also entitled to additional benefits.
Overtime work in Hong Kong is optional.