Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

Since the 1970s, foreign domestic workers have been permitted to stay in Hong Kong to address the city's shortage of local, full-time live-in helpers. At present, their minimum allowable wage is HK$4,210 per month.

Maid's fight for abode has led to crackdown, says group

A landmark case that could open the way for foreign domestic helpers to seek permanent residency has prompted authorities to enforce end-of-contract vacations to break their continuity of stay, it has been claimed.