Singapore: Preventing workplace injuries

The Singapore District Court recently heard a claim by a former employee seeking further compensation to that already provided by his employer following a workplace injury. While the claim was dismissed, the case is a timely reminder for employers of their obligations in relation to safety and health in the workplace. Read more

Hong Kong: Health and Safety – subcontracting liability

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal (CoA), in the case of Lam Pak Keung v Ip Tsz Keung & Others (the Lam Pak Keung case) [CACV 151/2015] serves as a useful reminder that businesses cannot avoid liability for health and safety in the workplace by engaging workers as contractors rather than employees. Read more