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Hong Kong: Maternity leave pay scheme opens

Hong Kong - April 27 2021 As from 11 December 2020, the statutory maternity leave was extended from 10 weeks to 14 weeks as per the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) (EO). Please…

Hong Kong Judgment Affirms Importance of Properly Documenting Repatriation Terms

Hong Kong - April 26 2021 In the recent Hong Kong case of Zhang Qiang v Cisco Systems (HK) Ltd (HCA 1497/2010) [2021] HKCFI 694, the Court of First Instance upheld the binding…

David Smail.

Asia Pacific Employment Law Forecast 2021

Global - February 16 2021 2021 is likely to see significant legislative change in Australia, following the introduction of the Australian Government's industrial reforms…

Johnny Choi, Katherine Chew, Komson Suntheeraporn, Laura Scampion, Lawrence Carter, Nicholas Turner.

Transfer of Labour Tribunal proceedings rejected - A shift in Labour Tribunal dynamics?

Hong Kong - February 9 2021 The Labour Tribunal is designed to be an informal and inexpensive means of resolving employment disputes. While it does have exclusive jurisdiction…

David Smail.

Hong Kong: EOC guidance on discrimination against breastfeeding in the workplace

Hong Kong - February 4 2021 In June last year, the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 was passed which made a number of changes to Hong Kong’s…