Gall has been recommended in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019. The firm was ranked for dispute resolution, employment and for restructuring and insolvency in the Hong Kong chapter. The firm maintained its rank as a Leading Firm in these core practice areas, receiving positive feedback from both clients and peers.
A demotion normally involves a reduction in rank or status, or a decrease in job responsibilities and/or salary. An employer may wish to demote an employee for a variety of reasons including poor performance, capability and/or as an alternative to termination.Regardless of the reason for the demotion, an employer should be careful when demoting an employee. Any demotion should be managed professionally and lawfully; failure to do so may expose the employer to an unwanted claim.
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.
The Labour Tribunal is intended to be a quick and informal venue for hearing disputes between an employer and employee.
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.
It is common for employers to have an internal disciplinary procedure to provide a speedy and fair process to address any wrongdoing in the workplace, and to determine the appropriate disciplinary sanction that should be taken against such wrongdoing.
On 20 September 2018, Asia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers will gather in Hong Kong to celebrate the progress of litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession at the fourth annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.
In the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Guide Gall is ranked in the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practice areas. Partners Nick Gall (Dispute Resolution) and Caroline McNally (Family/Matrimonial) are named as Leading Individuals in their respective practice areas, Chris Wong and Andrea Randall were names as Notable Practitioners.
Gall has been recommended in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018. The firm was ranked for dispute resolution, employment and for restructuring and insolvency in the Hong Kong chapter. The firm maintained its rank as a Leading Firm in these core practice areas, receiving positive feedback from both clients and peers. Senior Partner Nick Gall was again recognized as a Leading Individual in Hong Kong dispute resolution.
Asialaw have published Asialaw Profiles 2018, The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.In the Hong Kong domestic firm category, Gall was ranked as “Outstanding” in both the Dispute Resolution & Litigation category and in Labour & Employment. The Firm was “Highly Recommended” in the Restructuring and Insolvency category.Nick Gall and Chris Wong were named as Market Leading Lawyers and Andrea Randall was named a Leading Lawyer.