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Update on Hong Kong’s Employment Support Scheme (ESS) under the Anti-Epidemic Fund: what we know so far20 April 2020
On 18 April 2020, the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council gave funding approval for the second round of the anti-epidemic fund. This HKD$137.5 billion fund is set to be spread out over a variety of industries, with one of the main aims being job retention and job creation.
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.
09 April 2020
On 8th April 2020, the Chief Executive held a press conference announcing that the Hong Kong government is to roll out a HK$137 billion (approximately US$80 billion) relief package by implementing the Employment Protection Scheme to assist individuals and businesses to ease the financial difficulties arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.
Press Release06 April 2020
Julia Poulter (Real Estate), Bryony Long (Data Privacy) and Catherine Leung (Employment, Hong Kong) promoted to the firm’s partnership.
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.
21 February 2020
Catherine Leung comments in Human Resources discussing travel bans and discrimination in the workplace 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.
23 January 2020
Shinjirō Koizumi, Japan’s environment minister, is taking two weeks’ paternity leave following the birth of his son on 17 January 2020. It is the first time a Japanese cabinet minister has taken paternity leave, or at least publically announced an intention to do so.
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.
07 November 2019
The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions) Bill 2019 was passed by the Legislative Council on 6 November 2019.
Press Release17 October 2019
89% of attendees said they felt mental health issues are on the rise in their organisation. A third said their workplace does not have a mental health strategy or programme.
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.
Press Release06 September 2019
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has won the ‘Immigration Law Firm of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year at the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2019.
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.