Employment

Hong Kong: is it time to refresh your disciplinary procedure?

When was the last time you looked at your organisation's disciplinary procedures? Is it time for a refresh? Earlier this year, a decision of the Court of First Instance of Hong Kong ("CFI") caused many HR professionals to reassess their … Continue reading

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PRC: local courts’ observations on labour disputes

Local courts in Beijing and Shanghai have recently issued whitepapers setting out their observations of employment cases and their positions regarding certain common employment legal issues for the year of 2015. Given Beijing and Shanghai are two of the biggest … Continue reading

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Impact of CJEU decision in Schrems v DPC on the implementation of cross-border data transfer provisions in Hong Kong

Organisations in the European Union with operations in the United States have, for over a decade now, taken comfort that the transfer of personal data to the United States would be lawful if the recipient had subscribed to the US … Continue reading

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You can’t keep a good man down

In the recent case of Eastern Athletic Association Football Team Ltd v Alessandro Ferreira Leonardo (HCA 2383/2015), the High Court refused to grant an interlocutory injunction to a football club, Eastern Athletic Association ("EAA"), to restrain one of its players … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court of Appeal finds TVB manager guilty of bribery in high profile case

On 26 October, the Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment regarding bribery charges against former TVB general manager and TV presenter, Stephen Chan and his assistant, Tseng Pei-kun. The men had twice been acquitted but now face jail … Continue reading

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New class action law in Thailand

The Thai Civil Procedure Code has been amended to allow for class action suits to be brought by large groups of plaintiffs for breach of civil wrongs, including breach of tort, breach of contract and breach of labour rights. The … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide No. 7:  Mediating Employment and Workplace disputes

Our London ADR team has launched the seventh guide in their series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on … Continue reading

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Second minimum wage increase in Hong Kong

On 16 January 2015, the Chief Executive in Council gazetted a legal notice to increase the statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong for the second time. Hong Kong’s minimum wage is therefore set to increase from its current rate of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has finally introduced laws to entitle private sector male employees to paternity leave.  From 27 February 2015, male employees will be entitled to take up to three days of paternity leave in recognition of the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Amendments to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance – Security for awards and orders

The Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance 2014 (the “Ordinance”) was gazetted and came into effect on 24 December 2014.  Part 6 – Division 1 makes a number of changes to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (the “LTO”), the most significant … Continue reading

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