16. Who are required to join the MPF schemes (or other recognized occupational retirement schemes) under the law? Are self-employed persons or casual workers (who are not employed under contracts of employment) also required to join these schemes?
Unless exempted for specific cases, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485 of the Laws of Hong Kong) requires all employers to arrange for their employees, including casual workers, to join a MPF scheme or a recognized occupational retirement scheme.
However, casual workers who work for less than 60 days are not included in the requirement.
Self-employed persons are also required to join a registered scheme.