Gall Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s 2023 Directory

Legal 500 has published its Asia Pacific 2023 guide and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Litigation (Band 4), Labour & Employment (Band 4), Restructuring & Insolvency (Band 5) and Private Client & Family (Band 3).  Litigation Summary and Testimonials ‘Small but very strong’ conflict-free specialist litigation boutique Gall‘s ‘well organised and effective team of

Consequences for Failing to Pay Terminal Payments Within the Statutory Time 

When an employee’s employment is terminated, certain payments become due and failure to make such terminal payments can have serious consequences. It is therefore essential that employers are aware of their statutory obligations upon termination.   What are employees entitled to upon termination? When calculating terminal payments, employers must consider the individual circumstances of each

Employee vs. Independent Contractor – What’s in a Name?

Table of Contents Reshaping the Job Market The EO’s Stance Blurred Lines Distinguishing the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor The Foodpanda Situation Protection from Potential Claims – Doing the Right Thing Reshaping the Job Market The rise of the gig economy, the impact of COVID restrictions and the ensuing debate over flexible

Webinar: Navigating Post-Covid Work and Employment Challenges

As Hong Kong regains some normalcy and learns to live with COVID, more companies are calling employees back to the offices to work full-time. However, employees’ expectations, priorities and values have changed, and an increasing number of the workforce want more support, increased flexibility, remote working and focus on wellness. As an employer, how can

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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.

Stop, Start, Change of Heart – Pulling out of an Employment Contract Between Acceptance and Commencement

The path between accepting a new job and commencing the new role should be simple. And in most cases it is. But there are significant implications if either party (individual or employer) changes its mind and decides not to proceed with the employment at some point between acceptance of the offer and the legal commencement of the employment. A recent Court of Appeal decision sheds important light on this often overlooked area.