Our August update focuses on health and safety obligations across Greater China:

  • in the wake of another high profile sexual harassment in the workplace allegation, what are employers’ obligations in relation to preventing sexual harassment in the PRC?  An overview, including the new Shenzhen Sexual Harassment Behaviour Guide, is available here.
  • employee mental health and wellbeing in Hong Kong, considering where the liability for associated claims might rest with employers – the relevant rules are here.
  • the recent Reference Guidelines in Occupational Safety and Health during Work from Home and what employers in Taiwan who are anticipating sustained remote working need to do comply – read more here.

Our Compliance Check this month looks at the retirement and re-employment obligations in Singapore.

Our Asia Comparative Article kicks off a four-part series on health and safety obligations across the region. Compare the rules in Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia here.

An invite to our upcoming vaccinations webinar is here – join Irinia Akentjeva, Daniel Waldek and Fatim Jumabhoy as we discuss the latest developments across the region.

As always, please feel free to reach out if we can assist with any of your employment law needs across Asia.

Key Contacts:

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 6868 9822
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Senior Associate, Singapore
+65 68688063


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is licensed to operate as a foreign law practice in Singapore. Where advice on Singapore law is required, we will refer the matter to and work with licensed Singapore law practices where necessary.