Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at:

  • a recent case in the Singapore High Court that looks at the difference between employees and independent contractors;
  • the proposed changes to the maternity leave entitlements in Hong Kong, including increasing leave from 10 to 14 weeks;
  • various amendments to Vietnam’s labour code that will come into force on 1 January 2021;
  • the effect of the increase in the number of public holidays in China for 2020, on salary calculations; and
  • a comparison between how courts view restraint of trade clauses in Hong Kong, Japan and Indonesia.

Finally, for readers in Singapore, we will be hosting a breakfast seminar on 12 February, giving an overview of PRC employment laws. To register, please click here.

 


Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 6868 9822
Narendra Adiyasa
Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Jakarta
+62 21 3973 8000
Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
+65 6868 8063
Gillian Miao
Gillian Miao
Counsel, Mainland China
+86 21 2322 2325

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