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Asia-Pacific Labor & Employment News Autumn 2016 - Upcoming and Recent Changes in the Law
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan
  • September 1 2016

On September 1, 2016, the PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security ("MOHRSS") issued the Public Announcement of Major Labor and Social

Clawback and termination provisions in insurance agent employment contracts
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • February 2 2016

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance recently issued a decision concerning the interpretation of insurance agency contracts. Clawback provisions are

Levels of compensation under the employees’ compensation ordinance in Hong Kong increased following review
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • February 4 2015

All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the

General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

General counsel update: 28 February 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 28 2012

This is the twenty-eighth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

General Counsel Update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • December 7 2011

This is the twenty-seventh in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Is an insurance agent an employee or an independent contractor?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 6 2011

This question came before the Court of First Instance in the case of Leung Suk Fong Peggy v The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (HCME 112010

An independent contractor is not a shield to liability!
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 14 2011

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decided in Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Limited v. Waan Chuen Ming (FACV 192009) that an occupier can be liable for injury caused by an independent contractor to the contractor's own employees, even if the contractor is apparently competent

Court finds no employment contract between the applicant and the respondent
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • December 9 2010

EC insurers are invariably faced with claims where contractors claim to be employees so as to be entitled to employees' compensation