A demotion normally involves a reduction in rank or status, or a decrease in job responsibilities and/or salary. An employer may wish to demote an employee for a variety of reasons including poor performance, capability and/or as an alternative to termination.Regardless of the reason for the demotion, an employer should be careful when demoting an employee. Any demotion should be managed professionally and lawfully; failure to do so may expose the employer to an unwanted claim.
In the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 Guide, Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practices and a Recognised Firm for the Employment practice. Nick Gall and Caroline McNally are named as Leading Individuals, Chris Wong and Andrea Randall as Recognised Practitioners.
The Legislative Council passed resolutions on 27 June 2018 to raise the upper financial limits on the civil jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”) and the District Court (“DC”) in certain matters. In other words, both the SCT and DC will have the power to deal with claims of a larger amount. Such resolutions will come into operation on 3 December 2018.
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare has recently announced that the Employment (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018, which increases statutory paternity leave to five days, will come into operation on 18 January 2019.
Nick Gall and Ashima Sood analyse the laws and regulations in Hong Kong to freeze and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption in the latest edition of Getting The Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2019.
The Labour Tribunal is intended to be a quick and informal venue for hearing disputes between an employer and employee.
The Employment (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018 (“Amendment Ordinance”) was gazetted on 2 November 2018. Under the Amendment Ordinance, the statutory paternity leave under the Employment Ordinance Cap. 57 (“EO”) will increase from three days to five days.
Gall were proud sponsors of this event that took place in Hong Kong last week. Held annually, the Conference brings together lawyers, academics, law students, jurists, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives, and provides a unique platform to hear and engage with those who are inspiring others and positively impacting the lives of some of the region’s most disadvantaged individuals and marginalised communities.
In the newly published edition of Asialaw Profiles 2019, Gall was classified as an Outstanding Firm in Dispute Resolution and Labour & Employment and Highly Recommended Firm for Restructuring & Insolvency.Nick Gall and Chris Wong were named as Market Leading Lawyers and Andrea Randall was named a Leading Lawyer.
The nominations for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018 have been announced. On 8 November 2018, Asia’s leading female lawyers will gather at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong to celebrate the achievements of women in the legal profession.