Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – July 2022

Our July update covers the following: In the PRC Supreme People’s Court has published seven guiding employment cases which will be used as reference by people’s courts at all levels when trying similar cases. Click here to read a summary of those cases. In Indonesia, we take a look at guidance issued by the Directorate … Read more

Future Of Consumer APAC: Employee engagement trends in the consumer sector

Fatim Jumabhoy and Shivchand Jhinku focus their predictions on four key areas, particularly as consumer companies grapple with their post-covid positions, including managing employee wellbeing, return to work issues, increasing bullying and harassment claims and the rise in employee activism. They note some surprising trends and research outcomes, including the interdependency between each of the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – June 2022

Our June update covers the following: a look at the proposed legislation which will enhance the penalties for  occupational health and safety offences in Hong Kong, here; the tightening of the rules relating to social security and housing fund contributions in the PRC – see here; in Sri Lanka, the new Personal Data Protection Act … Read more

Hong Kong Pensions Update: Removal of MPF Offsetting Arrangements on the way

The long-awaited changes, which will abolish the current MPF offsetting arrangements against severance or long service payment, have been published, introduced and passed as one of the first bills for the 2022 legislative session. This article gives an overview of the changes and transitional arrangements. Abolishing the offsetting arrangement Currently, employers are permitted to offset … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – May 2022

Our May update covers the following: with lockdowns continuing in different provinces of the PRC, we look at the employment implications, and how employers can prepare – see here. in Singapore, the case of Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors and Others [2022] SGHC 23 considers when it is reasonable for an employee to … Read more

Hong Kong: Government proposes new bill to enhance deterrent effect of Occupational Safety and Health offences

Following the Hong Kong Government’s commitment in the 2017 Policy Address to review the penalty regimes of the relevant occupational safety and health legislations (OSH) in Hong Kong, the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022 (Bill) was published on 13 May 2022, with a view to reducing the number of serious … Read more