Labour & Employment

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
DLA Piper Hong Kong The Labour Tribunal is a specialised court set up to provide a simple, inexpensive and informal means of resolving employment disputes in Hong Kong. The Tribunal has exclusive...
May 2015
Winnie Chiu, Partner, ONC Lawyers An employer who fails to pay wages to its employees within 7 days after the expiry of the wage period wilfully and without reasonable excuse may be liable to pay a...
March 2015
Marina O.K. Fung, Partner, Derek M.T. Lee, Mayer Brown JSM All Employment Compensation insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on...
March 2015
Hong Tran, Partner, Mayer Brown, JSM On 12 December 2014 the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) was amended to make unlawful the sexual harassment of a person by a customer in the...
January 2015
Julia Gorham, Head of Employment, Asia, DLA Piper Hong Kong Every organisation is vulnerable to crisis. No sector or industry is immune. Nowadays, General Counsel or legal teams will usually be at...
January 2015
Julia Gorham, Head of Employment, Asia, DLA Piper, Hong Kong Hong Kong and Asia are currently clear of the Ebola virus but are not immune. Ebola is very different from the SARS or Bird Flu outbreaks...
December 2014
Duncan Abate, Hong Tran, Anita Lam, Mayer Brown JSM Do you ever enter into agreements with unions? Do you ever outsource the provision of benefits to employees through a service provider? Do you...
December 2014
Wynne Mok, Partner, Rebecca Hui, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong The Equal Opportunities Commission (the “EOC”) has recently launched its first comprehensive review of the...
November 2014
Written by Wan Li, Managing Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (China) Non-compete agreements are widely used by employers in certain industry sectors in China to protect their trade secrets and...
October 2014
Written by Julia Gorham, Head of Employment for Asia, DLA Piper As flu season fast approaches, many employers are rolling out programmes to vaccinate staff and their families. While altruistic in...
October 2014
Written by Pattie Walsh and Julia Gorham, DLA Piper In ESL Fuels Ltd v Fletcher & Anor, the English High Court refused to grant an interim injunction to prevent the sale by a former employee of...
September 2014
Employment—no inconsistency between reg. 411, which provided for forfeiture of retiring rights on dismissal, and Ordinance or Rules—section 5 of the Pensions Benefits Ordinance (Cap. 99) does not...
May 2014
Continuous contract — working minimum hours in a week is not the same as having worked for one week A waitress employed by the defendant (“D”) was dismissed on 20 July 2012 and claimed wages in...
January 2014