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Hong Kong: A 2020 Refresher On COVID-related Employment Law Issues In Hong Kong. Kathryn Weaver writes for Mondaq
Press07 December 2020
In this article first published in HR Online, Kathryn Weaver answers some key questions on employers' duty of care and other pandemic-related issues in Hong Kong, and takes a look ahead to 2021.
Hong Kong: 2020 refresher on Covid-related employment law issues. Kathryn Weaver writes for Human Resources online
Press24 November 2020
The law on mental and physical wellbeing of employees hasn’t changed in Hong Kong as a result of the pandemic, but the emphasis on it certainly has. Never have employers in Hong Kong had to think more about the well-being of their employees than they have in the last year or so.
Press14 September 2020
In a case summary published by the Hong Kong Lawyer, Catherine Leung looks at a recent case concerning an employee committing fraud.
Legal update: It’s a T8 – should employees have the day off when WFH? Katy Lee and Tanya Mirchandani comment for Human Resources Online
Press27 August 2020
Many employers in Hong Kong follow the Labour Department’s “Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms”, companies have put in place extreme weather policies that explain what employees are expected to do in the event of an extreme weather warning. Katy Lee and Tanya Mirchandani comment further in this article for Human Resouces Online.
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong team contribute to Financier Worldwide’s Human Capital Strategy and Culture guide
Press26 August 2020
Financier Worldwide’s guide canvasses the opinions of leading professionals on current trends in human capital strategy and culture, particularly in light of Covid-19, across the US, UK, Belgium and Hong Kong.
Multinationals gear up following Hong Kong BNO announcement: Kathryn Weaver and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comment for Law.Com International
Press17 July 2020
A new immigration scheme that could give up to three million Hong Kong residents a path to British citizenship has piqued the interest of both corporate and private clients.
Employment law issues in Hong Kong following Covid-19 – Catherine Leung speaks to Hong Kong Economic Times
Press07 July 2020
In an article in the Hong Kong Economic Times, Catherine Leung discusses measures employers are taking in Hong Kong to reduce business costs aside from redundancies and the adoption of permanent working from home policies post Covid-19.
Press24 June 2020
In an article in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SMCP), Kathryn Weaver discusses trends by employers in Hong Kong in dealing with redundancies as well as a redundancy checklist for employees to discuss with their employer should they feel redundancy is on the horzon.
Laws against discrimination in Hong Kong can help advance diversity and inclusion: Catherine Leung comments for People Matters
Press16 April 2020
In an article for People Matters, Catherine Leung discusses how the prohibition of discrimination has had a positive effect on diversity and inclusion in Hong Kong.
Press15 April 2020
Catherine Leung and Colin Leckey discuss the adjustments Asian businesses with interests in the UK and/or EU will need to make in light of Brexit in Asian Legal Business.
Press15 April 2020
Catherine Leung has been quoted in Hong Kong Economic Times in relation to notice periods on potential layoffs.
COVID-19 legal update: Unpaid leave and work-from-home considerations in Hong Kong - Catherine Leung writes for Human Resources
Press03 March 2020
In this article for Human Resources, Catherine Leung discusses some unpaid leave and work-from-home considerations in Hong Kong.
Press18 February 2020
Catherine Leung summarises the recent Law Ting Pong Secondary School v Chen Wai Wah case for The Hong Kong Lawyer concerning the interpretation of the terms in an employment contract and payments in lieu of notice when an ‘employee’ backs out of their employment prior to commencing.
Catherine Leung and David Kong write for Hong Kong Lawyer: Hong Kong Employment Law Outlook for 2020
Press16 January 2020
Catherine Leung and David Kong have written an article for Hong Kong Lawyer on the employment law outlook for 2020 covering some of the significant changes to the employment-related legislation in Hong Kong.
Kathryn Weaver writes for Human Resources Online: Social media and the workplace: Legal considerations for employers
Press19 December 2019
Kathryn Weaver has written an article for Human Resources Online on how social media is increasingly creating issues in workplaces in Hong Kong and around the world and blurring employees' work and personal lives.
Press11 December 2019
Lewis Silkin’s mental health conference and a case summary of a springboard relief case have been covered in December’s edition of the Hong Kong Lawyer.
Press18 September 2019
Head of Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office Kathryn Weaver is speaking on panel discussion on sexual harassment and equality and diversity
Press13 September 2019
Kathryn Weaver has commented in an article for The Financial Times. The article discusses the unrest in Hong Kong that has escalated over the summer and asks if Singapore stands to benefit.
Press11 September 2019
Kathryn Weaver has taken part in a Q&A for Asia Business Law Journal . Kathryn answers questions such as 'What are your responsibilities as an employer if your workers attend a protest rally?', 'What if they are injured somehow on their way to work?', 'Are you liable?' and more.
Kathryn Weaver writes for Human Resources Online: Absence from work: Rights and responsibilities of HR during Hong Kong protests
Press02 September 2019
Kathryn Weaver has written an article for Human Resources Online on the issues/responsibilities that HR face around employees taking a day of sick leave to attend the Hong Kong protests.