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  1. Flora Chan sued over alleged contract breach

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Actress Flora Chan Wai-shan is being sued for allegedly breaking an advertising contract with Slim Beauty Group by appearing in a magazine advertisement for SK-II cosmetics. According to the writ, filed in the High Court on Wednesday, the group is seeking more than HK$1.1 million damages from her and her manager. ...

  2. Argument

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Language points 1. let (someone) down to disappoint someone E.g. Peter did not show up for the meeting. He has let us down. 2. fuming feeling very angry E.g. He's fuming because he took a day off work and the repairman did not show up to fix his refr ...

  3. Foreign firms argue against proposed reforms to labour contract law

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... the second draft of the labour contract law, there has been a certain underlying irony. Overseas-based interests have been arguing vociferously against the proposed reforms, saying it will limit ...

  4. HK deputies urge Beijing to clarify Labour Contract Law

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have asked the country's top court to clarify the controversial Labour Contract Law to reduce ... 'Since the Labour Contract Law was implemented last year, it has triggered much worry and radical reactions in society. Fearing a rise in labour costs, many businesses have ceased operations, ...

  5. Changes ruled out to Labour Contract Law

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing No change will be made to the controversial Labour Contract Law because it has had nothing to do with the widespread failures of exportoriented small and medium-sized ... there is no connection between the crisis and [the enactment of] the Labour Contract Law,' she told a news briefing on the sidelines of the NPC session in Beijing. Chen Wei, vice-president of the China ...

  6. Don't expect any easing of labour contract law, HK bosses told

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

    ... of the controversial Labour Contract Law or the introduction of amendments to the law. 'The law is very clear. It began operation on January 1. So how can we relax application of the law?' said the director general of Guangdong's Department of Labour and Social Security, Fang Chaogui. The Labour Contract Law, passed last year to formalise work relations and protect workers' rights, ...

  7. Huawei halts lay-off plan after criticism ahead of contract law

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to allow the company to escape the obligations of the new Labour Contract Law. From January 1, employees who have worked for more than 10 consecutive years or served more than two consecutive ... of the Labour Contract Law. It has caused unnecessary speculation and had a negative impact,' Xinhua quoted the spokesman as saying. 'Huawei must take measures to readdress the issue. It must ...

  8. HK investors seek ruling on grey areas of Labour Contract Law

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing The central government should clarify grey areas of the new Labour Contract Law, Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress urged. In a proposal ... with the chamber about the law. The deputies suggested four areas to be addressed by the proposed code. Firstly, flexible terms could be introduced for employers not to compensate employees whose contracts ...

  9. Firms warned not to dodge contract law

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... their employees' years of service in order to get round the Labour Contract Law. The law is due to come into effect on January 1. Under the new law, employees who have worked for 'more than 10 ... or termination of contracts was discovered. Shenzhen-based telecommunications equipment giant Huawei persuaded thousands of long-serving employees to resign ahead of the new labour law by promising about ...

  10. Tensions at the top over contract law

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rows at usually staid CPPCC sessions show extent of divisions over new legislation, writes Denise Tsang The mainland's controversial labour contract law has not only sparked tensions ... to exploit workers in low-paid factory jobs. The new law requires bosses to sign long-term contracts with their workers, abide by restrictions on overtime and boost welfare provisions. The new regime ...




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