In 2003 the Hong Kong govement passed a new law that prohibits all foreign domestic helpers from living out. In standard employment contract is prohibit employer and domestic helper from entering into a live-out employment arrangement because the live-in requirement is part of the conditions of stay for domestic helpers. This is that the domestic helper have to stay in their employer home during the period of her employment ensuring her safety. There are many rules and rights that guard them, but this specific one comes in handy to ensure the rights are reinforced. Live out is not allowed! Follow the rules to avoid trouble that could lead you up to a maximum fine of HK$150,000 or up to 14 years in jail.
The Live-in rule
Provide a suitable accommodation for your domestic helper a place that she will feel comfortable and have privacy during her resting time. Live in requirement is a part of condition of stay.