The relationship between employer and employee is regulated primarily by the Employment Ordinance. The Employment Ordinance provides for legally protected minimum rights and protections for all employees in Hong Kong, whether that employee is a local Hong Kong person or a foreign national working in Hong Kong. However, such minimum rights and protections are only provided to those who have a contract of employment in Hong Kong. The key is therefore determining whether you have a valid contract of employment in Hong Kong. In some cases, what you think is an employment contract is actually simply a independent contractor agreement. We can help you determine whether you fall within the Employment Ordinance’s protection.