Partner Andrea Randall presented on legal considerations for employers considering the unpaid leave option and answered questions in real-time in this webinar organised by Human Resources Online.
Post-termination restrictions (“PTRs”) are commonly found in employee’s contracts to restrict the activities of a former employee following termination of his employment. Courts in Hong Kong readily provide judicial relief to those seeking to enforce PTRs so long as it can be shown that the PTRs are (a) reasonable in the interests of the contracting parties and (b) reasonable in the interests of the public.
The Doyles Guides to Family & Divorce and to Employment have been released with Gall named as a Tier 2 firm for Family & Divorce and a Recommended firm for Employment. Executive Partner Caroline McNally, who leads the firm’s Family & Divorce team, was recognised as a Preemminent Practitioner. Partner Andrea Randall, who leads the firm’s Employment Law practice, was recognised as a Recommended Lawyer.
Kenix Yuen contributed to an IR Global Virtual Series report on whether witnesses are truly independent. Kenix, alongside leading lawyers from other jurisdictions, explored cross-cultural issues regarding arbitration rules and witnesses in Hong Kong, the importance of witness independence when attempting to solve complex, transnational disputes, and the importance of IBA rules for arbitration rules in Hong Kong.
Kenix Yuen was quoted in an article by Insurance Asia News on the Asian aviation industry’s losses given the recent developments of COVID-19. She was quoted saying: “Complying with new regulations and guidelines by each country presents a huge challenge to air operators – including the aircraft leasing and logistics companies – and increases their legal risks as well. Failure and omissions to comply likely increases their liabilities to passengers contracting Covid-19 on board and may affect their own insurance protection.”
Andrea Randall wrote an article for HR Magazine exploring how employers may consider redundancies to trim down their workforces in light of the recent economic climate in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has been trying for over a decade to grow the commercial space’s appetite for mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism to resolving commercial disputes. Hong Kong first introduced mediation as a voluntary resolution process under the Civil Justice Reform (CJR) on April 2, 2009.
Working from home has become increasingly popular in the wake of Covid-19 (coronavirus). This article examines the legal implications of working from home.
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. How and when do situations arise whereby you may need to make someone redundant?
Caroline McNally wrote a letter to Hong Kong Lawyer exploring why it is critical for family lawyers to support colleagues with mental-health challenges, how to identify when peers or clients may need help, and the need for removing the stigma around mental health issues in Hong Kong.