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Japan: focus on helping employees raise their children
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • April 30 2015

The regime under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children has recently been extended. The Act sets out


Thailand: new right of class action for employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Thailand
  • April 30 2015

An amendment to the Thai Civil Procedure Code was announced in the Thai Royal Gazette on 8 April 2015. This is a significant development for


Korea: landmark rulings on in-house subcontracting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • South Korea
  • April 30 2015

Pursuant to the Act on the Protection, etc. of Dispatched Workers, in-house subcontracting is only allowed in respect of 32 clearly-defined job


Thailand: outsourced workers’ protection
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Thailand
  • March 30 2015

Sub-contracting arrangements have often been favoured by business operators in Thailand to address fluctuating workforce needs and reduce labour costs


Hong Kong: second minimum wage increase
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • 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


PRC: harsher personal and corporate penalties for work safety accidents in China
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • 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


Singapore: amendments to the Industrial Relations Act
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • January 16 2015

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


Hong Kong: paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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
  • Hong Kong
  • 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