We start with our Comparative Article this month, which compares and contrasts the rules across the region in relation to long term sick leave. More about that here.

Vietnam is considering major changes to its Labour Code. Some of the key provisions are discussed here.

Over in Thailand, the much anticipated data protection act now has an implementation date – May 2020. Ensure your company understands the new requirements here.

Our Compliance Check this month returns to South Korea and its workplace harassment laws – new rules in relation to bullying were introduced in July 2019. Ensure your company is compliant here.

In Hong Kong we take a look at the seminal decision of the HKCFA which rules that employees in same sex marriages are entitled to spousal benefits. Our case note can be read here.

For those of you in the financial services sector, we will be hosting a seminar on the new MAS guidelines in Singapore on 15 August 2019. If you’d like to attend, click here.

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


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