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Hong Kong: the labour policy promises of the next chief executive
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 28 2017

On 26 March 2017, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was elected as the City's next (and first female) Chief Executive, after winning 777 votes from a 1


Hong Kong: damages for injury to feelings and exemplary damages
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 28 2017

As a general rule, employees bringing a claim for damages against their employer will need to demonstrate that they have suffered financial loss as a


Hong Kong: MIC Regime - Implications for HR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 25 2017

On 16 December 2016, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular which introduces new measures to heighten the individual


Hong Kong: is it time to refresh your disciplinary procedure?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 28 2016

When was the last time you looked at your organisation's Disciplinary procedures? Is it time for a refresh? Earlier this year, a decision of the


New Zealand: Employer health and safety
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • New Zealand
  • September 22 2016

Employee carelessness is no defence to an employer's obligation to take all practicable steps to prevent against reasonably foreseeable risks in the


Singapore: Preventing workplace injuries
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • September 22 2016

The Singapore District Court recently heard a claim by a former employee seeking further compensation to that already provided by his employer


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