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: 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

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 – 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 – 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