Motion on “Legislating for the Provision of Paternity Leave in Hong Kong”(2012.06.20)

Hon KP Chan said that he was in principle supportive of the proposal to legislate for the provision of paternity leave in Hong Kong. He was of the view that the Administration should adopt a progressive approach in taking forward the proposal, lest it might unduly impose additional financial burden on employers. It would be useful if the Administration could draw reference from overseas experience in legislating the provision of paternity leave.

Commissioner for Labour affirmed that the Administration would collect more information on the practices of other economies to facilitate further deliberation on the matter.

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