Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition


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Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong
Jun 2016


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Content highlights of the Second Edition:

A string of ground-breaking Court of Final Appeal decisions in a number of important areas, including:
(i) Trade union discrimination protections and an expanded interpretation of Employment Ordinance s 21B “activities of a trade union” (Blakeney-Williams v
Cathay Pacific Airways, 2012);
(ii) Restrictions on multiple concurrent employers (Chung Yuen Yee v Sam Woo Bore Pile Foundation, 2013);
(iii) Reach of the Employment Ordinance’s statutory annual leave provisions (Kwan Siu Wa Becky v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, 2012);
(iv) The extension of a contractor’s duty of care to subcontractor’s employees (Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Ltd v Waan Chuen Ming,2011); and
(v) Damages awards for failure to conduct contractually entitled disciplinary hearings (Blakeney-Williams v Cathay Pacific Airways, 2012) 

Important statutory developments examined in this edition including:
(i) The introduction of the Minimum Wage Ordinance (2010);
(ii) Criminalization of the failure to pay awards made by the Labour Tribunal and
Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board (2010);
(iii) Expansion of the scope of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (2012); and
(iv) The introduction of paternity leave and paternity leave pay (2015)

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Jurisdiction: Hong Kong