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Providing Return Passage, Food and Transport Allowances

Providing Return Passage, Food and Transport Allowances

Providing Return Passage, Food and Transport Allowances

1.Does my employer need to provide return passage to my home country when the contract expires or is terminated?

Yes. Under the standard employment contract, the employer is responsible for your return passage to your home country when the contract expires or is terminated. The employer usually provides you with an air ticket to return home and a daily food and transport allowance of HK$100 during the return journey.

2.Do I need to provide return passage to the helper’s home country when the contract expires or is terminated? Anything else I should note?

Yes. Under the standard contract, you are responsible for the helper’s return passage when the contract expires or is terminated. We suggest providing a ticket with basic free baggage allowance rather than equivalent cash to avoid helpers leaving just for nearby regions instead of returning home after getting the passage money.

Also, check the helper’s departure plans (like date, destination etc) before buying the ticket so there is reasonable time for both parties to handle contract expiry/termination matters.

3.How much food and transport allowance do I need to pay the helper under the contract?

This depends on the time needed for the helper to return from Hong Kong to his/her home country. The contract states a daily food and transport allowance of HK$100 during this trip. If you provide an indirect ticket home, you may need to increase this daily allowance due to the longer journey.