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  1. Company fined for breaching Inland Revenue Ordinance

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.50pm: A technology-development company was fined $5,000 for failing to notify the Commissioner of Inland Revenue (CIR) about an employee's cessation of employment. The company pleaded guilty to the charge in the Eastern Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, a government spokesman said. The defendant, Brilliant Technology Development, hired ...

  2. Penalties under MPF ordinance toughened

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A bill to increase the maximum penalty for employers who commit offences under the Mandatory Provident Fund ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council yesterday. An employer ... for a first offence under the ordinance is a HK$100,000 fine and six months' jail. That rises to HK$200,000 and 12 months' jail for subsequent offences. Lawmakers also voted for an amendment ...

  3. Two companies fined for wage offences

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 6.55pm: Two companies, Cheung Fai Engineering and Tarring Chemical, were fined $23,500 and $10,000, respectively, in the Kwun Tong and Shatin Magistrates' Courts on Thursday for wage offences under the Employment Ordinance. The prosecutions were launched by the Labour Department, a department spokesman said on Thursday. The employer of Cheung Fai ...

  4. Company fined $18,000 for failing to pay wages

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.09pm: A security company was fined $18,000 at the Kwun Tong Magistrate Courts on Friday for failing to pay wages on time, a government spokesman said. The court heard that the employer, Nam Tai Security Company, failed to pay wages to an employee within seven days of the expiry of the wage period required by the Employment Ordinance. The spokesman said ...

  5. Two companies fined for failing to pay wages

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.20pm: Two companies were fined at the Kwun Tong Magistrates? Courts on Thursday for failing to pay wages to staff on time. A spokesman for the government information service said the companies were Huge Million Development, trading as Art de Bamboo Restaurant, and Ongood, trading as Golden Court Restaurant. The companies were fined $19,500 and $16,000, ...

  6. Company medicals may breach laws

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Hundreds of Hong Kong companies require the assessments. These call for job applicants to detail their medical history and sign a release allowing potential employers to see the answers they give ... but said: 'It is important that employers who insist on pre-employment medical examinations do so for the right reasons. 'Under the [Disability Discrimination Ordinance], it is unlawful ...

  7. Companies at the crossroads of change

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... And they are preventing them from reaching their full potential in their careers- as well as preventing companies from becoming fully diverse. According to a research report by non-governmental organisation ... excluded in male social gatherings where business networking takes place'. Change does appear to be on the horizon. A shrinking talent pool has companies worried about how to retain skilled ...

  8. 29 ordinances passed into law but never enforced, report shows

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Twenty-nine ordinances enacted in or before 2004 contained provisions that have yet to be enforced, a submission by the government to the Legislative Council has shown. The paper, to be discussed at today's meeting of the administration of justice and legal services panel, showed that the oldest ordinance dated to the 1960s. The provisions of the Boilers ...

  9. Employment ordinance is out of date and needs a facelift

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and reducing the maximum length of the post-termination non-competition period. By contrast, the Employment Ordinance of Hong Kong which was first enacted in 1968 (when our economy was mainly ... and employees alike have found it difficult to understand and adhere to some of the provisions in the ordinance. For example, an employer can only discharge his statutory obligations for granting ...

  10. Events

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Changes in the Employment Ordinance - How it will affect you!' Luk Kwok Hotel. Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What do stakeholders expect from a Hong Kong company?' Hong Kong Club. ...




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