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Staying above the fray: Singapore High Court sets aside arbitral award on basis of breach of natural justice

Singapore - August 3 2016 In JVL Agro Industries Ltd v Agritrade International Pte Ltd, the Singapore High Court set aside an arbitral award on the grounds that the tribunal…

Alastair Henderson, Gavin Margetson

Thailand: outsourced workers’ protection

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…

Helen Beech, Peter Godwin, Karen Ip, Fatim Jumabhoy, Gareth Thomas

Indonesia: expatriates may be required to pass language proficiency tests

Indonesia - January 30 2015 New language requirements for expatriates are expected to come into force in around February/March 2015. The Minister of Manpower and Transmigration…

Helen Beech, Peter Godwin, Karen Ip, Fatim Jumabhoy, Gareth Thomas

Hong Kong: second minimum wage increase

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…

Helen Beech, Peter Godwin, Karen Ip, Fatim Jumabhoy, Gareth Thomas

PRC: harsher personal and corporate penalties for work safety accidents in China

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…

Helen Beech, Peter Godwin, Karen Ip, Fatim Jumabhoy, Gareth Thomas