Labour & Employment

Employees’ compensation – insurer’s and employer’s liability under Pt. IV of Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (Cap. 282) – approach in Law Lai Ha v Zurich Insurance Co [2011] 2 HKLRD 450 correct —...
May 2017
The Uber world did a double turn on 28 October when a UK employment tribunal decided that Uber drivers are workers and not independent contractors, stating in its often times faintly mocking judgment...
December 2016
Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board – Adjudication Officer – no legal duty to provide written reasons for order At a hearing of the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board, the...
July 2016
On 23 June 2016, the UK will vote on whether to stay in the European Union. The implications for the workplace could be huge, as a significant proportion of our employment law comes from Brussels....
June 2016
The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has affirmed a lower court’s decision that could affect all employers in Hong Kong. In Tadjudin Sunny v Bank of America, National Association (CACV 12/2015), the Hong...
June 2016
Preventing Employees from Competing The extent to which an employer can prevent employees from competing varies, depending on whether it is during employment or post-employment. During employment...
April 2016
On 12 February 2016, the Government gazetted the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the “Bill”). The Bill will be introduced into the Legislative Council for first and second readings on 2 March 2016...
April 2016
Julia Gorham, DLA Piper Chinese New Year is just round the corner, which means many employees will either be going abroad or staying in Hong Kong to spend time with their friends and loved ones....
February 2016
Julia Gorham, Head of Employment Asia, DLA Piper Hong Kong To get an overview of the major employment law-related developments in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape may shift in 2016, Hong...
January 2016
Todd Beutler, Foreign Legal Consultant, DLA Piper Hong Kong To get an overview of the major private client-related developments in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape may shift in 2016, Hong...
January 2016
Employees’ compensation – permanent partial incapacity – special circumstances of employee stipulated in s. 9(1A)(b) applied – compensation for permanent partial incapacity assessed under s. 9(1A) –...
January 2016
Julia Gorham, Partner, and David Smail, Associate, DLA Piper As Hong Kong becomes a place of increasing diversity and plurality, employers are often left with a headache trying to balance the...
December 2015
Winnie Ng and Benjamin Harris, Linklaters The Court of First Instance in Hong Kong has recently held, in City University of Hong Kong v Hans Richard Mahncke [2015] HKEC 1557, that a clause...
November 2015
Julia Gotham, Head of Employment Asia, and Anita Lam, Of Counsel, DLA Piper (Hong Kong) Technological progress together with the changes in business environment have led to a shift in the demand of...
November 2015
Anita Lam, Of Counsel, DLA Piper A recent wave of closures in the small and medium retail business in Hong Kong has left hundreds of employees jobless. Many are owed their wages, severance pay and...
October 2015
Julia Gorham and Anita Lam, DLA Piper (Hong Kong) Following the changes made to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance in December 2014, the Labour Tribunal now has power to order either the employer or the...
September 2015
Vishal Melwani, Partner, and Hannah Swift, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Eversheds Working hours hit the news recently following the tragic death of a 21-year-old intern who had allegedly worked 72...
September 2015
DLA Piper Hong Kong It may be obvious, but employers should neither issue nor rely upon a written warning made in bad faith. It is equally plain that any written warning issued in bad faith should...
June 2015
The amended Law of the People’s Republic of China on Work Safety 2014 (“Work Safety Law”) took effect on 1 December 2014. The Work Safety Law applies to all entities engaged in production and...
May 2015
Employees’ compensation – whether time to appeal against Forms 9 and 6 to be extended under s. 18(2) X was injured while working as a bus driver for D. The Employees’ Compensation (Ordinary...
May 2015