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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
The COVID-19 disease is regularly imposing changes on the world.
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown Employment & Benefits partners Duncan Abate and Hong Tran (both Hong Kong) predict few employers will move forward with mass employee COVID-19 testing.
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 ...
Lewis Silkin
Hong Kong's Civil Service Bureau recently issued an internal memo, which was leaked to the press, that said department heads should dismiss employees on probation if they have been charged on suspicion of taking part in ...
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 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.
lus Laboris
Hong Kong introduced a universal free Covid-19 testing programme on 1 September 2020. This article considers its implications for employers and employees.
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...
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
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
Gall
Appropriate and reasonable post termination restrictions ("PTRs") in employment contracts are an effective way to restrict the post-termination activities of a departing employee with the aim of protecting the employer's business.
Gall
The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 ("Bill") was passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57)
Mayer Brown
On 9 July 2020, the Legislative Council passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 enhancing the maternity leave benefits of female employees who are employed under a continuous contract of employment.
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