quote:There is no minimum wage for local domestic helpers under the laws of Hong Kong.
As for foreign domestic helpers, you should pay them no less than the prevailing Minimum Allowable Wage at the time of signing the contract and factor in the living costs of your foreign domestic helper. The Minimum Allowable Wage has been adjusted to HK$3,480 per month with effect from 6 June 2007.
Again, as usual, I found it ridiculous that there's no minimum wages for local but foreign domestic helpers. The difference is a local DH gets as low as $40/hr, a say Filipina gets $60/hr if they do part time. Local DH have to pay for their own acommodation and food whilst foreign helpers get provided all these things by the employers.