Disability discrimination is a complex yet crucial area of law which all employers will come across at some point. A stigma exists in Asian cultures around disability which, coupled with a lack of awareness from mainstream corporate culture, means that disability is often seen as ‘the forgotten cause’ of DEI priorities.
This article outlines an employer’s statutory and legal grounds for dismissal in Hong Kong, as well as various statutory protections that are available to employees at risk of termination.
There has been a dramatic increase in wire fraud scams globally. Here is a simple, practical guide on how to recover lost funds diverted to HK and some tips on how to prevent wire fraud.
Employee misconduct can take many different forms, be it financial, regulatory, harassment, discrimination, or breaches of company policies. Allegations and complaints regarding misconduct or the discovery of incidences of misconduct may come from a variety of sources and functions, ranging from routine compliance checks to external sources, whistleblowers or even regulatory dawn raids.
In financial proceedings on divorce, both spouses will be required to disclose their personal belongings, which may include items that they have received by way of gift, including family heirlooms. Such assets usually attach high sentimental value and have been given to the spouse with a general understanding that they will be kept ‘within the family’ and passed down through generations. Therefore, it is understandable that tensions often arise in respect of the treatment of gifts and heirlooms on divorce.
With an increasing number of parents traveling overseas to bring children back to Hong Kong for Christmas, questions have arisen regarding what happens if a child (or adult) tests positive upon their return and whether the family will be split up.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a surge in families wishing to permanently relocate overseas. Where families mutually agree to relocate, the process is simple. However, a common problem faced by separated or divorced parents is that one parent wants to leave with the child whereas the other parent wants the child to remain in Hong Kong. This article by Chantelle Woo deals with some of the commonly asked questions faced by parents in such situations.
The Government has recently provided more clarity on the Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) and expanded its scope.
Stan Cheung explores the benefits and implications of the recent “Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR” whereby parties to arbitrations seated in Hong Kong may now seek interim measures from the PRC courts.
Loretta Ho examines the Court’s view on the use of confidential documents and information obtained by ‘self-help’ means. During a relationship, it is common for couples to allow each other to access their confidential documents and information. With modern day technology, these documents are readily accessible if they are stored in the virtual “cloud” storage. The documents are essentially “one click away” from their electronic devices. It also follows that it is easy for a party to access the other party’s communications with third parties, including their legal advisers.