For temporary staff and freelance staff, do they have to join an MPF scheme? What about employees who are recruited on a contract basis, say three months or six months?

MPF regulations do not provide any exclusion for temporary or contract staff. However, if the employee is an expatriate who comes to work in Hong Kong for a period of less than 13 months, this person is excluded from the MPF coverage. Freelancers will be treated as self-employed persons and therefore required to join an MPF scheme.