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Is an insurance agent an employee or an independent contractor?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 6 2011

This question came before the Court of First Instance in the case of Leung Suk Fong Peggy v The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (HCME 112010

An independent contractor is not a shield to liability!

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • March 14 2011

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decided in Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Limited v. Waan Chuen Ming (FACV 192009) that an occupier can be liable for injury caused by an independent contractor to the contractor's own employees, even if the contractor is apparently competent

Court finds no employment contract between the applicant and the respondent

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • December 9 2010

EC insurers are invariably faced with claims where contractors claim to be employees so as to be entitled to employees' compensation