The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 would extend maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks. Photo: Nora Tam

Maternity leave increase in Hong Kong a step closer after lawmakers back plan to fast-track legislation

  • Labour secretary Law Chi-kwong says he has no intention of bypassing normal procedures
  • But opposition raises concerns about setting precedent for any controversial bills in the future
Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong
The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 would extend maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks. Photo: Nora Tam
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