Employers may be making more redundancies than usual as Hong Kong finds itself facing a time of political and economic uncertainty. Whether you’re an employer or employee, it pays to have a basic understanding of the law regarding redundancies. Join our employment law partner Andrea Randall on Thursday 20th August to learn more about the process of making someone redundant in Hong Kong.
Andrea Randall has written an article on PTRs for Human Resources Online which explores the effectiveness of appropriate and reasonable PTRs in employment contracts which seek to restrict the post-termination activities of a departing employee with the aim of protecting the employer’s business.
Nick Gall is featured in the latest Asian Legal Business “ALB Conversations” - an in-depth Q&A with leaders of law firms across Asia.
The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 (“Bill”) was passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) “to extend the statutory maternity leave by 4 weeks; to introduce a cap on the maternity leave pay in respect of the extension of maternity leave; to shorten the period of pregnancy mentioned in the definition of miscarriage; to allow a certificate of attendance to be accepted as proof in respect of entitlement to sickness allowance for a day on which a female employee attends a medical examination in relation to her pregnancy; and to provide for transitional and related matters.” The details of the amendments to the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) have been have been discussed in our previous article which can be accessed here.
July 6th, 2020 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that Kajal Aswani has joined the firm as a Partner in the Family & Divorce practice. Kajal joins from Robertsons in Hong Kong where she was a Partner from 2015.
In a column for Hong Kong Lawyer, Ashima shares her experiences of being part of an all women’s dragon boat team called ‘Yes She Can’, the benefits and challenges of paddling, and the importance of finding time to unwind.
June 15th, 2020 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that May Leung has joined the firm’s Business Litigation practice as an Associate.
Gall is pleased to announce that it has been recognised by AsiaLaw Profiles as one of the highest rated firms to work with in Hong Kong, providing clients with consistent and high-quality service.
In this Q&A, partner Nick Dealy explores the roles, responsibilities and potential liabilities of an SFC-approved Responsible Officer.
Hong Kong has one of the highest percentage of expatriate populations in the world. Expatriates come to Hong Kong to explore opportunities. Unfortunately, Hong Kong also has the reputation as the ‘graveyard of marriages’.The question then becomes where should they file for divorce? Can they get a divorce in Hong Kong or do they have to return home? This article will set out the eligibility for filing for divorce in Hong Kong and examine the similarities and differences between the regime of the Hong Kong and the Courts of England and Wales.