The Hong Kong Government is pressing ahead with the preparatory work for drafting a bill to legislate paternity leave pay
Due to Hong Kong’s changing societal attitude towards a father’s responsibilities in the family and the public demand for granting leave to male employees around the time of childbirth, the Chief Executive, Leung Chun-Ying, announced in his Policy Address last year … Continue reading
New rules regarding seconded personnel and taxable establishments in China will be effective from 1 June 2013. We recommend that non-resident enterprises review, and where necessary amend, contracts and other documents that might result in additional tax in China. The … Continue reading
The guide includes a detailed summary of the ‘need-to-know’ elements of employment law in 18 jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region, covering Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, People’s Republic of China, The … Continue reading
If you’re an observer of current affairs, you’ll have noticed a new social phenomenon of commuters taking videos of racial abuse by fellow passengers. Initially, there was outrage at the footage – why was no-one around the victim doing anything? … Continue reading
At the last of the global launches of our Asia-Pacific Employment Law Guide taking place in London on 11 June we will be discussing recent developments and trends in employment laws in the region.
The Lok sabhas (Lower house) and Rajya sabhas (Upper house) have passed the Sexual Harassment to Women at the Workplace Bill (2012) (the Bill), almost 15 years after the Supreme Court of India in Vishaka and others v State Rajasthan … Continue reading
A recent regulation issued and enacted by the Minister of Manpower provides some clarification on when outsourcing activities may be implemented and requires outsourcing companies in certain circumstances to guarantee continuity of work for fixed term outsourced employees.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced proposed changes to the Singapore Employment Act (EA), following a public consultation. Of significance, MOM has proposed to extend employment protections to a broader category of employees. Additional changes to the EA will … Continue reading
The Wage Committee, under the Ministry of Labour, has announced an increase on a nationwide basis from 1 January 2013 in the daily minimum wage. The minimum wage will increase to 300 Baht regardless of age, sex, industry.
Amendments to the Labour Code (the Code), which will take effect on 1 May 2013, provide increased protection for employees, whilst simultaneously extending employer’s rights in respect of technological or business secrets and retrenchment. The changes also implement a number … Continue reading