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

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – November 2021

Our November update covers the following: the new Personal Information Protection Law in the PRC is discussed in our dual language update here  an overview of proposed amendments to the Employment Act in Malaysia, including maternity/paternity leave, the hiring of foreign employees and flexible work arrangements is available here  our summary of a recent Hong Kong … Read more

Covid health pass: a review across 33 jurisdictions

There are many different rules and regulations governing how employees return to the physical workplace, following the upheaval of Covid-19, and how to ensure the health and safety of workforces. Do employees need to provide proof of a double vaccination, a negative test, or recent recovery from COVID-19?  The law is rapidly changing and varies … Read more

Asia: Employment, Pensions & Incentives Guide Launch – 24th November 2021

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the latest edition of the Asia Pacific Employment Law Guide. The Guide provides a detailed overview of the laws of 22 jurisdictions (including the newly added Brunei chapter) around the region, answering the most commonly asked questions, including those relating to minimum terms and conditions, … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – October 2021

Our October update covers the following: the Enforcement Decree to the Serious Accident Punishment Act (SAPA) in South Korea, which provides guidance on key obligations in the SAPA – see our summary on the obligations for business owners and managerial personnel to prevent serious industrial accidents; in the PRC the Personal Information Protection Law will … Read more