Employment

Gall recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019 for dispute resolution, employment and restructuring and insolvency

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.

Employment Spotlight: The law on demotions in Hong Kong

The employment team looks at some of the key issues and practical tips when considering demoting an employee in Hong Kong.

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.

Employment Update: Increase of Paternity Leave to Five Days

Gall’s employment practice details the recent amendment to the Employment Ordinance Cap. 57 (“EO”), increasing paternity leave in Hong Kong from three days to five days.

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.

Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2018: Gall ranked for Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial, Nick Gall and Caroline McNally named as Leading Individuals

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 recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018 for dispute resolution, employment and restructuring and insolvency

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.

Gall ranked “Outstanding” in Asialaw Profiles 2018

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.