Asia: Retirement-related obligations

Asia’s diverse landscape, with its unique retirement-related obligations in each jurisdiction, poses challenges in formulating a harmonised retirement policy. This article explores the statutory retirement ages and re-employment obligations across Asia, offering a guide to understanding the intricacies of the region’s retirement landscape. Questions Singapore PRC Japan Hong Kong South Korea Taiwan Is there a … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: August 2023

This month’s update covers the following: We look at recent updates in major cities across Mainland China, including changes in contribution bases for social insurance and housing fund in Beijing, extrajudicial commentary on specific employment issues in Shanghai and the implementation rules on the application of employment contract law in Tianjin. Click here to see … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: May 2023

This month’s update covers the following: a recent Singapore case where the court dealt with an appeal against damages for the non-delivery of shares granted to employees as part of an incentive scheme. The court considered whether termination of employment could deprive an employee of their unvested shares, even though the termination was only days … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: March 2023

Our March update covers the following: We look at statutory mechanisms for cross-border transfer of personal information in Mainland China, including the new standard contract formulated by the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to see the implications for employers. In Taiwan, terminating employment on the basis of poor performance is challenging so we set … 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 & 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 – August 2021

Our August update focuses on health and safety obligations across Greater China: in the wake of another high profile sexual harassment in the workplace allegation, what are employers’ obligations in relation to preventing sexual harassment in the PRC?  An overview, including the new Shenzhen Sexual Harassment Behaviour Guide, is available here. employee mental health and … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update May 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the new measures in South Korea introducing paid emergency childcare leave to ease the burden on working parents; the Employment Adjustment Subsidy in Japan, intended to try and prevent employers from resorting to immediate redundancies; in Thailand, the new data protection rules and how … Read more