Diversity and Inclusion Ep 1: Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting – A Race for Data

In the first of our new Diversity and Inclusion Podcast Series, Christine Young, David Palmer and Trainee Solicitor Abbi Foster discuss the current state of play with UK Ethnicity Pay Reporting, and what employers should be doing to prepare for mandatory reporting, should it become law.   To receive future podcasts in this series direct … Read more

US: Update to “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”

This post is an update to our November 16, 2021 article titled “US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System”. Having been chosen by lottery to decide on the legality of OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate, including whether to uphold the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the mandate, a 2-1 majority of the Sixth Circuit decided on Friday December … Read more

Australia: Final call for casual conversion

Employers have just one month left to take action to comply with the new casual conversion provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). In this article, we provide a recap on the changes to casual conversion, key timeframes for employers, and the steps that employers must take before 27 September 2021. Read more

Hong Kong HR Investigation Insights: suspension or administrative leave?

Where there is an ongoing investigation into the alleged misconduct of an employee, the employer wish to suspend an employee’s duties until the investigation is concluded. In Lengler Werner v Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1333, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) clarified the scope of an employer’s right under the Employment Ordinance … Read more

Hong Kong Safety Snapshots: protections for ill and injured workers

Like many jurisdictions, Hong Kong has various statutory measures in place to protect injured workers. It can be complex in understanding the scope of various protections and what employers can and cannot do when managing the employment of an ill or injured employee. This Safety Snapshot highlights the key protections and provides practical tips for … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update April 2021

This month the Asia EPI bulletin starts with a look at a new case in Singapore in which an employee was awarded SGD $1.4million in damages for unlawful dismissal. A timely reminder to ensure that employers follow due process when terminating employment, even in supposedly employee-friendly jurisdictions. You can read the case update here. Continuing … Read more

Hong Kong: HR Agenda for the year of the OX

Last year was full of the unexpected. In this bulletin, our Hong Kong employment team reflects on some key themes that emerged last year and considers how these will keep Hong Kong employers busy in the year ahead. Health and safety As the global pandemic continues, worker health and safety will continue to dictate working … Read more