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Hong Kong: Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 21 2015

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance will come into effect on 1 January 2016 and, subject to limited exceptions, will apply to contracts


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


Thailand: minimum wage rate set to change for 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Thailand
  • July 21 2015

The Permanent Secretary of the Labour Ministry announced in early June that Thailand’s nationally set daily minimum wage, currently set at 300 Baht


Hong Kong: what exactly are wages?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 25 2015

Under the provisions of the Employment Ordinance (the "EO"), employees in Hong Kong are entitled to certain statutory benefits including annual leave


Hong Kong: causation in workplace injuries
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 29 2015

A recent Hong Kong decision involving a claim for compensation under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance (the "ECO") considered whether injuries


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