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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


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