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  1. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... social and policy impact' if the domestic workers win their case. The judge asked the parties to try to resolve the matter. If they could not, their arguments would be heard on August 16, ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dengue fever alert issued The Centre for Health Protection issued a dengue fever alert after confirmation of an imported case. A 30-year-old man who travelled to the Maldives early last month developed symptoms on April 18 and was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on April 22. He was discharged on Sunday. His was the 11th imported case this year. Five held over attack on teens ...

  3. EOC ready to hear first cases under race law

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Race Discrimination Ordinance comes into effect today and one organisation has already said it has prepared two cases for the Equal Opportunities Commission to tackle. More ... many people from ethnic minorities not affiliated with her organisation were aware of the details. Ms Wong said she had two cases that could be submitted to the EOC. One involved an Indian girl ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Case against minimum wage looking flimsy

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the marketplace. Others, usually made by trade unions and big employers, are nakedly self-interested. Let's disregard those and take a look at the economic case against, which argues that a minimum ... or it can compensate for the higher costs of increased wages by cutting the number of its employees. All three outcomes sound possible, and there is a case to be made that all three rebound ...

  6. 15pc of case workers depressed, survey finds

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Fifteen per cent of social workers have symptoms of major depression, a survey has found. More than 330 social workers responded to the survey on emotional health conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University from June to September. About 20 per ce ...

  7. Cathay flight attendants win pay case

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Agnes Lam Ruling that allowances are part of holiday pay could cost HK$100m Three Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants yesterday won the right to have certain allowances included in calculating their holiday pay - a ruling that could a ...

  8. Personal bankruptcy cases rise by 13pc

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbours slid into recession, increasing banks' lending risks. Tse Lin-chung, a legal expert who handles bankruptcy cases, said he expected the number of bankruptcy petitions this month ...

  9. Case for a minimum wage is not proven

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... improvement in the results from the scheme over the next six months, the government will have little alternative to making good Mr Tsang's promise. The wider case for a statutory minimum wage, ... in the labour market, lead to job cuts for low-skilled workers and stifle economic development. The case for an unregulated, flexible labour market is compelling in a world obsessed with productivity ...

  10. Court gives harshest penalty in Shanghai pension fund case

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A mainland court handed out the harshest known punishment yesterday in the Shanghai pension fund case, giving a suspended death sentence to former Shanghai ... 300 million yuan from a land deal and taking 210,000 yuan in bribes, Caijing magazine said on its website. The magazine called it the biggest corruption case linked to a land deal since ...




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