There are complicated rules which govern when and how a foreign entity can operate in Vietnam without establishing a local entity. Companies should pay particular attention to employment structures in such circumstances.
On 21 September 2018, the Minister of Labour announced the National Legislative Assembly’s (“NLA“) in principle approval of the draft amendment (“Draft Amendment“) to the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998) (“Act“). Key changes and implications for employers are discussed … Continue reading
In the 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Carrie Lam announced several key proposals in respect of benefits available to employees under Hong Kong law.
It is common for employers to include restraint of trade provisions in employment contracts. However, such provisions are generally unenforceable unless it can be shown that there is a legitimate proprietary interest to protect and the restraint goes no further … Continue reading
In part two of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong Our penultimate e-bulletin of the year, looks at some interesting developments across the region.
In part one of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
Employees on undetermined duration contracts in Cambodia have previously been entitled to indemnity for dismissal payments upon termination by an employer (save in cases of serious misconduct). With effect from 1 January 2019, the indemnity will be replaced by a … Continue reading
In an earlier bulletin, we looked at a landmark Tokyo District Court decision that clarified the circumstances under which benefits given to permanent employees but not to fixed term employees could amount to “unreasonable differences” in labour conditions, which are … Continue reading
The Act On The Promotion Of Worker Participation and Cooperation (“Act”) requires that companies and their employees consult with each other in order to promote a harmonious work environment by establishing Labour Management Councils (“LMC”). This article examines what this … Continue reading