Nancy Almorin Lubiano, a Filipino who came to Hong Kong inhad in sought a judicial review of the rule, saying it was unconstitutional and breached the rights of helpers.
The Philippine government encouraged this labour export to reduce the unemployment rate and enrich its treasury with the workers' remittances.
When the People's Republic of China implemented wide-reaching economic reform in the late s and initiated trade with other countries,  Hong Kong became mainland China 's biggest investor.
To deal with the resulting labour shortage and increase in labour costs, the female labour force was mobilised. Two-income families sought help to manage their households, creating a demand for domestic workers. Female participation in the workforce increased, from Since the mids, when the foreign-domestic-helper policy was initiated, the number of workers has increased to aroundAt the end ofthere was an average of one foreign domestic worker for every eight households overall;  in households with children, the average is one for every three.
Foreign domestic helpers are about 10 percent of the working population. During the s Indonesia and Thailand followed the Filipino model of labour export to deal with domestic economic crises, and Hong Kong families began hiring workers from those countries as well.
Vietnamese are not permitted to work in Hong Kong as domestic workers for what authorities call "security reasons" linked to according to one lawmaker historical problems with Vietnamese refugees.
Sinceall foreign domestic helpers are required by law to be live-in. To perform only the domestic duties outlined in the employment contract To not accept other employment during the effective period of the contract  To work and live in the employer's place of residence, and to be provided with suitable living accommodation with reasonable privacy  One rest day a continuous period of not less than 24 hours every week  Minimum 7 days to maximum 14 days of paid annual leave based on length of service  12 days of statutory holidays during an entire year  Minimum allowable wage[ edit ] Foreign domestic workers' wages are subject to a statutory minimum, a breach of which is sanctionable under the Employment Ordinance.
Since then, workers from other Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal may be willing to work for less than the MAW.
The tax, proposed by the Liberal Party in to tackle a fiscal deficit,  was introduced by Donald Tsang as part of the government's population policy when he was Chief Secretary for Administration.
The Senate of the Philippines disagreed with the Hong Kong government, denounced the levy as "discriminatory" and hinted that it would take the issue to the International Labour Organization. Senate president Franklin Drilon said that a tax on domestic workers countered Hong Kong's free-market principles and would damage its reputation for openness to foreign trade, investment and services.
Thousands of workers, fearing that the financial burden would be passed to them, protested the measures. In January High Court Justice Michael Hartmann ruled that since the levy was instituted by law it was not a tax, but a fee for the privilege of employing non-local workers who would not otherwise be permitted to work in Hong Kong.
The Immigration Department said it would not reimburse levies, which are prepaid semiannually. The announcement resulted in confusion and uncertainty for workers. Employers deferred contracts or dismissed workers pending confirmation of the effective date, leaving them in limbo.
On 20 July Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung announced that the waiver commencement date would be moved up by one month, and the Immigration Department temporarily relaxed its day re-employment requirement for helpers whose contracts had expired.
After widespread criticism, the government said that maids with advanced contract renewals would not be required to leave Hong Kong; employers would benefit from the waiver by renewing contracts within the two-year period.
According to the government, some employers could benefit from the waiver for up to four years. Offices opened one hour earlier than usual, added staff and extended their hours to guarantee that all 2, cases would be processed.
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In , there were , foreign domestic helpers in the territory; of these, 48 percent were from the Philippines, percent from Indonesia and percent from Thailand.