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Mayer Brown
A position is made redundant in Hong Kong and you have been asked how much the employer should offer the employee as an ex gratia payment.
Gall
It is increasingly common for employers and employees in Hong Kong to agree cessation terms. In such cases, an employee may be asked to enter into a separation agreement.
Mayer Brown
As we approach the bonus season, many employers in Hong Kong will be looking back on an unusual year to work out what bonus, if any, to award their employees.
Mayer Brown
Many employers in Hong Kong have had to implement work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for their employees.
Gall
The Hong Kong Government announced last week that The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 ("Ordinance") – passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020 – will come into operation...
Mayer Brown
In a year where COVID-19 has restricted travel, many employers may find themselves with employees that have a substantial amount of accrued but untaken annual leave.
Lewis Silkin
In this Court of Appeal case of Xu Yi Jun v GF Capital (Hong Kong) Limited (CACV 502 & 577 / 2019), the Court considered whether an employer can withhold a bonus payment after the payment due date for reasons of ...
lus Laboris
This article provides guidance for employers.
Mayer Brown
It is not unusual for employees within a group of companies to be employed by one company within the group to perform work at or for other group companies.
Mayer Brown
The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (the 2020 Ordinance), which increases the statutory maternity leave under the Employment Ordinance to 14 weeks, will come into effect on 11 December 2020.
Mayer Brown
The COVID-19 disease is regularly forcing changes on the world. One of them is likely to be the wish by an employer to be able to ensure that its employees are free of the disease.
Gall
One of the changes brought about by Covid-19 is a shift in work practices particularly in relation to working from home.
Mayer Brown
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of work, one of which is where people work. More and more employees are now allowed to work remotely...
Clyde & Co
The numbers of occupational fatalities in Hong Kong have remained at a high level in recent years.
Mayer Brown
An employer was prosecuted and fined HK$92,000 for failure to pay five of its employees' wages, totalling around HK$322,000, in accordance with the Employment Ordinance (EO) on 31 August 2020.
lus Laboris
The first half of 2020 has seen several employment law-related changes in Hong Kong, despite the city being hit by three waves of Covid-19 infections and working life changing as we know it.
Withers LLP
Whether you are a business owner who employs a small team of professionals or you are managing a corporation that employs thousands of staff...
lus Laboris
Pre-2020, when there was no Covid-19 and employees generally worked in offices, factories, shops, etc. and not from home, the issuing of a Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8
Clyde & Co
On 19 June 2020, the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 (the "Ordinance") came into force. The Ordinance has expanded the scope of protection against discrimination
Mayer Brown
Angela SY Yim, Partner, and Phoebe MC Fok, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown, evaluate recent amendments to health and safety regulations in Hong Kong, and suggest a number of practical measures to prioritise workplace safety.
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