This month we consider a recent case in the People's Court of Vietnam, upholding restraint of trade clauses, and what that means for companies. Read more about that here. Staying on the non compete theme, we take a look at how these clauses are interpreted and enforced in the PRC and what an employer needs to do to protect their interest. More about that here. Our compliance check this month reminds employers of the sickness entitlements in Thailand and the important of up to date and compliant policies – you can access that article here. Over in Hong Kong, international assignments are increasingly common however, if not structured correctly can pose significant risks. We look at practical issues which may arise where employees are assigned to work in Hong Kong here. Finally, our Asia comparative article continues the discussion on outsourcing across the region – compare the jurisdictions here.