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Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition

Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition

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  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Hong Kong
  • ISBN: 9789626618158
  • Published In: June 2016
  • Format: Hardback + eBook , 908 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Hong Kong ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Essential legal content for everyone who wants to stay current with all Hong Kong Employment Law related matters, this Second Edition of Employment Law & Practice in Hong Kong brings you up to date on the developments of the past six years on the practice of law and jurisprudence. It also features expanded coverage of a number of areas, including: post-termination restrictive covenants and numerous case law developments in workplace discrimination.
     
     
    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)
  • Chapt.1:  Introduction

    Chapt.2:  The Employment Relationship

    Chapt.3:  Contract of Employment

    Chapt.4:  Remuneration and Benefits

    Chapt.5:  Leave Entitlement

    Chapt.6:  Termination of Employment

    Chapt.7:  Employment Protection, Remedies and Entitlements upon Termination

    Chapt.8:  Discrimination

    Chapt.9:  Health and Safety at Work I — the Safety Legislation Regime, the Enforcement and Penalties

    Chapt.10: Health and Safety at Work II — Civil Liabilities

    Chapt.11: Health and Safety at Work III — Statutory Compensation for Work-related Death and Disease

    Chapt.12: Personal Data Privacy at Work

    Chapt.13: Cross-Border Employment

    Chapt.14: Change of Ownership

    Chapt.15: Government Employment Contracts

    Chapt.16: Trade Unions

    Chapt.17: Dispute Resolution

    Chapt.18: Minimum Wage 

  • General Editiors: Rick Glofcheski, Farzana Aslam

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