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Hong Kong: second minimum wage increase

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • January 22 2015

On 16 January 2015, the Chief Executive in Council gazetted a legal notice to increase the statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong for the second time

Singapore: amendments to the Industrial Relations Act

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Singapore
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  • January 16 2015

The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill (‘IRAB’), which seeks to amend the Industrial Relations Act (‘IRA’), was introduced to Parliament on 3

PRC: harsher personal and corporate penalties for work safety accidents in China

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • January 16 2015

China will impose harsher penalties on companies and their executives in order to prevent work safety accidents and to protect workers. Late last

Hong Kong: paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • January 15 2015

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has finally introduced laws to entitle private sector male employees to paternity leave. From 27 February 2015, male

Amendments to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance security for awards and orders

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • January 7 2015

The Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance 2014 (the "Ordinance") was gazetted and came into effect on 24 December 2014. Part

Hong Kong: Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 in force and Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance 2014 delayed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • December 19 2014

The Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2014Ordinance No. 19 of 2014 came into force on 12 December 2014. The amended ordinance can be found

Labour Tribunal’s exclusive jurisdiction averted by separate Commission Agreement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • November 28 2014

A recent Hong Kong case has highlighted the important point that the Labour Tribunal's exclusive jurisdiction does not extend to dealing with matters

Proposed changes to Hong Kong’s discrimination laws leave existing gaps unaddressed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • July 30 2014

Hong Kong's discrimination laws have once again come under the spotlight following the commencement of a three month Discrimination Law Review of the

Practical tips for employers on protecting confidential information

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • June 9 2014

Confidential information and trade secrets are increasingly valuable assets for any business in today's market. A recent judgment of the Hong Kong

China’s new labour dispatch regulations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Hong Kong
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  • February 19 2014

New Provisional Regulations on Labour Dispatch were issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on 24 January 2014. Labour dispatch