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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


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


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


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


You can’t keep a good man down
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 25 2015

In the recent case of Eastern Athletic Association Football Team Ltd v Alessandro Ferreira Leonardo (HCA 23832015), the High Court refused to grant


Japan: Worker Dispatch Act amended
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 20 2015

A number of amendments to the Worker Dispatch Act were passed by the Japanese Diet on 11 September 2015. Key amendments are as follows:


Japan: employers to offer stress checks to workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 21 2015

From December 2015 amendments to Japan’s Industrial Safety and Health Act will require employers regularly employing 50 workers or more to offer an