Our October update covers the following:

  • the Enforcement Decree to the Serious Accident Punishment Act (SAPA) in South Korea, which provides guidance on key obligations in the SAPA – see our summary on the obligations for business owners and managerial personnel to prevent serious industrial accidents;

  • in the PRC the Personal Information Protection Law will take effect on 1 November 2021 – see our bilingual article on the implications for employers here

  • in Hong Kong a recent decision of the Hong Kong High Court found a six month non-compete restriction to be enforceable against an employee where the employee would be paid his usual salary for the non-compete period – our case update is here; 

  • our compliance check looks at the standard of care required for employers in providing employee references in Singapore, as set out by the Court of Appeal in Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2016] 4 SLR 1124;  

  • our Asia Comparative Article continues with our four-part series on health and safety obligations across the region and looks at the types of sanctions that may be imposed for breach of workplace health and safety, including director liabilities. Compare the rules in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand here

 

Key Contacts:

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 6868 9822
Narendra Adiyasa
Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
+62 21 3973 8000
Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Consultant, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Senior Associate, Singapore
+65 68688063
Gillian Miao
Gillian Miao
Counsel, Kewei
+86 21 23222325

Disclaimer

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.