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  1. Two-week rule for helpers could be exacerbating cases of abuse

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employers to intimidate good helpers who intend to finish their contracts. This two-week rule is not clear in the case of an abused helper as mentioned on Page 12, Clause 11, when the helper finds she must terminate her contract with an abusive employer. Whether the rule applies or not, in the case of abuse, is not mentioned. I would interpret that to mean that she may find a new ...

  2. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health officials were trying to establish yesterday if doctors at a public hospital notified the agency about chickenpox cases at a shelter for foreign domestic helpers. ... resident, a former domestic helper from Indonesia. The Bethune shelter earlier notified the Centre for Health Protection of five suspected chickenpox cases from January 14 to March 26, who were all ...

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    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Three stewardesses and 18 former pilots win long-fought cases against the airline Cathay Pacific Airways lost two long-running employment disputes in one day when the top court ruled ... comply with the contract. This case will have effects on other airlines like the British Airways and Dragonair." She estimated she would be entitled to about HK$100,000 in compensation. Pay ...

  4. Fired pilots confident court will back them

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will finally offer them justice in a case they say has implications for every employee in the city. Collectively known as the Cathay Pacific '49ers', the pilots were sacked during ... Correspondents' Club yesterday signing copies of his book about the episode, The 49ers - The True Story, and he was adamant they would get the right result when their case goes before the Court of Final ...

  5. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to take care when drafting contracts with agencies to avoid conflicts, but said it would be difficult to formally regulate the agencies. In once case, a mother of two thought she was getting ... the agency to compensate her for the cost of the maid's salary, insurance, medical check-ups and air tickets. In another case, a maid quit after one day, but did not return to her home country, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... construction workers differed from airline attendants because they were casual workers. Strachan, citing previous cases, said a straightforward method should be used to calculate the pay to avoid ...

  7. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to make any comment at this time while discussions are still taking place.' A tax office spokesman said the department would not comment on an individual case. $1.2b Cathay's first half ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as the Cheungs' with Marsiah tend to be the exception. Reports sporadically crop up of abusive employers and malicious helpers. Although cases that warrant legal action are rare, relations between ... expenses. Lawyers, labour experts and social workers dealing with such cases have observed more conflict, attributable in part to poor communication. Another factor is that, amid rising demand ...

  9. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is no choice but to restructure and reduce expenses.' He said the bank had avoided laying off staff who were the only breadwinners in the family. In one case, a lay-off was reversed when it learnt ...

  10. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year. Gulliver's bonus is likely to cause controversy. Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Stephen Hester recently waived his bonus after a public outcry. 'In the case of HSBC, since ...




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