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.
We are delighted to announce that Partner Andrea Randall received the award for “Best in Labour and Employment” at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018.
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.