Employment law in Hong Kong 香港僱傭法
Employment is a central focus of our business and we advise Hong Kong clients and multinationals of all sizes on their employment law needs.
Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.
Our team of lawyers in Hong Kong advises both businesses headquartered in and those with operations in Hong Kong on the full range of employment law matters including:
- day-to-day HR support
- employment documentation
- separation agreements
- employment disputes in the Labour Tribunal
- restrictive covenants
- transfer of business undertakings
- employee benefits and incentives
- workplace privacy
- advising senior executives
- expatriate assignments
We also advise on multi-jurisdictional employment law projects.
You can view our latest four Hong Kong blog posts below and our full blog here.
Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview01 February 2021
With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.
Covid19 can employers in Hong Kong require their employees to be tested and vaccinated21 January 2021
With a vaccination against coronavirus being rolled out in Hong Kong shortly, many employers in will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in the hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality. This article explores some of the legal issues.
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong team win Immigration Firm of the Year award for the third year running27 November 2020
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has won the ‘Immigration Law Firm of the Year’ award for the third consecutive year at the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2020.
Hong Kong: 2020 refresher on Covid-related employment law issues. Kathryn Weaver writes for Human Resources online24 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.
When working from home means working abroad26 October 2020
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in an overseas country - for example, because it is their home nation, or their family is based there. This article explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
Lewis Silkin shortlisted for five HK legal awards20 October 2020
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has been shortlisted for five awards in the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2020.
Employers duties under the National Security Law from a Data Privacy Perspective: Iris Chin comments for Hong Kong Economic Journal07 October 2020
In this article Iris Chin looks at the obligations employers have to consider to comply with the NSL whilst meeting their obligations under Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Hong Kong Lawyer case summary: Music Holdings Property v. Ooi Lean Choo14 September 2020
In a case summary published by the Hong Kong Lawyer, Catherine Leung looks at a recent case concerning an employee committing fraud.