Tag Archives: Employment

Hong Kong: Proposed changes to Laws impacting employers

In the 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Carrie Lam announced several key proposals in respect of benefits available to employees under Hong Kong law.

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HONG KONG: COURT OF FINAL APPEAL REJECTS POLICY ON DEPENDANT SPOUSAL VISAS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

A landmark decision of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal (discussed here) that the Hong Kong Director of Immigration’s policy of refusing to grant dependant visas to same sex … Continue reading

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HONG KONG: UNLAWFUL DISMISSAL REINSTATEMENT RIGHTS FROM OCTOBER

Amendments to the Employment Ordinance (“EO“) which strengthen the Labour Tribunal’s (“LT“) powers to make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement where an employee has been unreasonably and unlawfully dismissed have been passed and are to take effect from 19 … 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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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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