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Hong Kong: subcontracting liability for health and safety
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • August 17 2016

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal (CoA), in the case of Lam Pak Keung v Ip Tsz Keung & Others (the Lam Pak Keung case) CACV 1512015


Hong Kong: Court of Appeal upholds "anti-avoidance" term in bonus case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 10 2016

The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a Court of First Instance finding that an "anti-avoidance term" could be implied into a contract of


Global Employment Pensions and Incentives Bulletin: June 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, USA
  • June 8 2016

There are times in life that one's faith, be it in human nature or of a more humble kind, must be held resolute in spite of events that challenge


Hong Kong: court upholds injunction against former employee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 13 2016

The end of an employment relationship can be a difficult and stressful time for both the employer and the employee. In most cases, the parties will


Hong Kong: stronger powers in unfair dismissal cases
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 14 2016

On 2 March 2016, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2016 was introduced for first reading in the Legislative Council. If passed, this Bill will


China: policy review needed following abolition of one-child policy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • March 2 2016

In light of the decrease of the working-age population and the increase of the number of people of over 60 years old, China's central government has


Japan: Non-renewal of fixed-term employment contract not justified by redundancy of role
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • March 2 2016

Generally, when fixed-term employees have been continuously employed by the same employer for a number of years and the fixed-term contract has


Korea: proposed changes to employment law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • South Korea
  • March 2 2016

In September 2015, the Park administration introduced several amendments to Korean labour laws. The proposals have not yet been voted on and are being


Hong Kong: developments to look out for in 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 2 2016

Two important Ordinances came into effect at the turn of the year, while two EOC reports suggest that discrimination law reform is likely to be on


The revolving door of culture and legislation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2015

What if an employee or supplier had blown the whistle sooner on car companies embroiled in the emissions rigging scandal? While it might have caused a