Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update

Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong

Our penultimate e-bulletin of the year, looks at some interesting developments across the region. Starting in Singapore, we look at the recent case of Powerdrive v Loh which discusses restraint of trade clauses and what employers need to be mindful of when trying to prevent employees from engaging in competitive activities. You can read the case summary here. Over in Hong Kong we take a look at some impending changes, including in relation to MPF contributions and parental leave. Learn more about those changes here. Changes are also afoot in Thailand with significant amendments being proposed by the NLA. These changes will affect consent to change of employer provisions, severance pay, business and maternity leave and payment in lieu of notice. Keep abreast of these changes here. Our Compliance Check this month focusses on the requirements for doing business in Vietnam without a local entity. Read more about that here. We complete part 2 of our Asia Comparative article here, with a look at LGBTI benefits in Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
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+65 6868 9822
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
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+65 6868 8063
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Partner, Hong Kong
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+852 2101 4025
Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Hong Kong
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+852 2101 4122

 


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