Tag Archives: illness and injury

Hong Kong: Legislative Council to consider reinstatement remedy for unfair dismissal claims

On 25 April 2017, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2017 was introduced for first reading in the Legislative Council. This Bill follows a similar Bill proposed in 2016 and if passed, will strengthen the Labour Tribunal’s power to make an order … Continue reading

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Singapore: Illegal workers – High Court holds employer liable for injuries to illegal worker

In Md Shohel Md Khobir Uddin v Chen Yongbiao and another [2017] SGHC 109, the Singapore High Court (SGHC) awarded an individual working illegally 80% of the damages claimed for personal injuries suffered as a result of an employers' negligence. … Continue reading

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Filed under International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction), Jurisdiction: Asia, Workplace Health and Safety

Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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UK: New publications – ACAS guidance – productivity, terminal illness, dress codes, gender pay gap reports

Acas has issued guidance for line managers to help run effective teams and on dealing with life-threatening conditions at work, and has updated its dress code guidance in light of research showing discrimination against employees with visible tattoos.  It has … Continue reading

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Australia: One size plaster cast does not fit all – Navigating the pitfalls of dismissing an injured or incapacitated worker

In brief Many employers will, at some point, be faced with the difficult task of terminating the employment of an employee who has been absent from work for some time and is no longer able to perform their job due … Continue reading

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UK: New resources on human rights, terminal illness, database of tribunal decisions

The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading

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Japan: Employers to offer stress checks to workers

From December 2015 amendments to Japan’s Industrial Safety and Health Act will require employers regularly employing 50 workers or more to offer an annual stress check to employees. This will include staff on secondment to overseas offices. Workplaces with fewer … Continue reading

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Asia: Comparing employment laws across the region

We asked our lawyers to tell us three need-to-know employment law facts in Singapore, Hong Kong, PRC, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Japan. The results show that while there are some similarities across the region, there are also some very interesting … Continue reading

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Filed under International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction), Jurisdiction: Asia, Jurisdiction: Australia, Redundancy, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Termination of employment, Terms of employment contracts, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks), Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

Australia: Employment Insight – Managing ill, injured and chronically absent employees – a robust approach

In brief Managing ill, injured and chronically absent employees is one of the greatest challenges for employers. In every case, human resources practitioners are required to navigate a minefield of legal obligations from a variety of sources – constantly weighing … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Australia, Working hours (including holiday, sick leave, overtime, rest breaks)

Hong Kong: The law relating to termination of employment contracts

Subject to certain exceptions, employers and employees in Hong Kong may terminate their employment relationship by providing the other with requisite notice of the termination, or by making a payment in lieu of such notice. Any decision to dismiss an … Continue reading

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