Leave Management > Leave Types and Entitlements > Paternity Leave

Under the Employment Ordinance, a male employee is entitled to 5 days’ paternity leave for each confinement of his spouse or partner if he:

  1. is the father of a new born child or a father-to-be;
  2. has been employed under a continuous contract; and
  3. has given the required notification to the employer

The daily rate of paternity leave pay is a sum equivalent to four-fifths of the average daily wages earned by an employee in the 12-month period preceding the day of paternity leave.

For more information about how the average daily wage is calculated, please go to:

For more information about paternity leave, please visit the Labour Department website.

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