Free Return Passage & Food & Travelling Allowance
Please note that the information below is provided by the Hong Kong Labour Department.
1. What kind of air-ticket should I provide for my helper upon expiry or termination of contract? Should it be open-date or fixed-date?
2. How many days food and travelling allowance is payable to my helper under the employment contract?
3. Is my employer responsible for paying my passage back to my place of origin upon termination or expiry of the contract?
This is not specified in the employment contract. Both parties may agree on an open-date or fixed-date ticket. However, you may wish to provide an open-date ticket in case your helper is unable to use ta fixed-date ticket due to unforeseen circumstances
It depends on the journey time between Hong Kong and your helpers place of origin provided that he/she travels by the most direct route. In general, if your helper is from an Asian country, one to two days food and travelling allowance should suffice.
Yes. Upon termination or expiry of the contract, your employer should provide free passage, usually an air ticket covering airport tax for you to return to your place of origin, and a daily food and travelling allowance.