Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: February 2023

Our February update covers the following: We look at key updates across Mainland China – the new sentencing guidelines for discrimination-related offences against female employees in Beijing, the guiding case on workplace sexual harassment in Shanghai and the new parental and caretaking leave rules in Guangdong. Click here for the updates. Over in Singapore, the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: January 2023

Our January update covers the following: We look at the changes in immigration policies as Mainland China downgraded COVID-19 from a Class A to a Class B infection with effect from 8 January 2023. Click here for a summary of the changes. We also continue to receive queries arising out of the new COVID-19 rules … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: December 2022

Our December update covers the following: An update on the draft law to regulate remote working in Thailand. See here for an overview of the proposed changes. In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal recently confirmed that standby days are not rest days; employees on standby must still be granted proper rest days even if … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: November 2022

Our November update covers the following: an update on the new Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 in India. As the name suggests, the bill only covers processing of digital personal data. Consider the implications of the bill on employee data here. in Mainland China, we take a look at some examples of non-compete clauses which … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: October 2022

Our October update covers the following: an update on equal employment regulations in the PRC, including the recent circular addressing discrimination against employees who recovered from COVID-19. Read the update here. in Singapore, the High Court in Kallivalap Praveen Nair v Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Pte Ltd [2022] SGHC 261 dismissed an employee’s breach of contract … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: September 2022

Our September update covers the following: an update of the visa and travel policies in the PRC. As businesses re-commence international travel, read the latest requirements here.  in Indonesia, we look at the new data protection bill, and what employers need to be grappling with. Click here for that update. in Singapore, we provide an … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: August 2022

Our August update covers the following: our review of a recent Hong Kong case, Tan Shaun Zhi Ming v Euromoney Institutional Investor (Jersey) Ltd [2022] HKDC 622, where a male employee accused of sexual harassment by a co-worker succeeded in arguing that his termination of employment amounted to sex discrimination due to the employer’s pro-female … Read more

Global Employment Risk: An interactive guide

Since the onset of the pandemic, our global employment team has been monitoring the level and changing nature of risks around the world.  Whilst some trends have accelerated i.e. whistleblowing regulations, there are some new and important developments that pose significant employment risks. We have mapped these across the major financial centers using an interactive … Read more

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