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

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

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – April 2022

Our April update covers the following: recent developments in Hong Kong in the mental health and discrimination space: read our summary of C v The Chinese University of Hong Kong here in the PRC, our dual language article focuses on the development of a new trade secrets law in Singapore, the case of Dong Wei … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – March 2022

Our March update covers the following: a review of the recent case of MAK v LA [2022] HKCFI 285 in Hong Kong, which considered conflicting dispute resolution clauses in an employment contract and bonus letter, and the need for employers to adopt express, clear and consistent provisions in the PRC, the central government continues to … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – February 2022

Our February update covers the following: the recent decision in Haden v Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited [2022] HKDC 152 in Hong Kong considered the issue of appropriate comparators and causation in discrimination claims. Read the case update here. employers conducting background checks in the PRC may no longer have to rely on candidates providing the relevant … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – January 2022

Our January update covers the following: a decision from the apex court in Malaysia which held that where employment is terminated, an employer can only rely on reasons present at the time of the dismissal to justify such a decision. Factors that come to light subsequently cannot be considered.  Read our case note here. in … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – December 2021

Our December update covers the following: in India the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 will take effect on 15 January 2022 in the State of Haryana. The law will require private sector employers to reserve 75% of jobs with a monthly salary of less than INR30,000 (approx. USD$400) to local candidates – … Read more