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  1. Tribunal warns off cases with threat of legal costs

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... ahead and lose.' Mr Tam had tried in vain to put forward claims similar to the one launched by Phillip Wain worker Mandy Luk See-ming, which failed in the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday. ...

  2. New holiday-pay deal confirms commissions as part of wages

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Commissions had always been accepted as a component of wages in calculating holiday pay until the Court of Final Appeal dismissed in March a claim for $200,000 by a Philip Wain fitness centre worker ... The ruling sparked many labour disputes as bosses imposed their interpretation of workers' contracts in light of the court judgment. Under the new proposal, the law will be amended to state ...

  3. Board seeks to clarify definition of salary

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Labour Advisory Board is seeking to amend the Employers Ordinance to ensure that the meaning of wages is clear after a ruling that commissions did not have to be considered when calculating workers' statutory benefits. The Court of Final Appeal in March ruled against worker Mandy Luk See-ming's claim of $200,000 in holiday pay which was based on her ...

  4. Man who watched city grow up warns of the ageing time bomb

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... was accused of using misleading statistics to show that 1.67 million children born on the mainland to Hong Kong parents would enjoy right of abode as a result of the Court of Final Appeal's 1999 ...

  5. Holiday-pay talks end in walkout

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... in holiday pay, these workers would get less for outstanding holidays or sick-leave payments. The proposal was made after the Court of Final Appeal unanimously dismissed a claim for $200,000 ... But employer representative Clement Chen Cheung-jen said: 'Until now we haven't opposed amending the law, but we oppose amending it in a rush. Unless you said all five judges [in the appeal ...

  6. Labour chief standing firm over proposal for extra holiday pay

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... month to include commissions paid to staff in the calculation of holiday pay. The decision was made despite a Court of Final Appeal ruling against a claim by a beautician who said her boss had ...

  7. Unionists fear loss of benefits after ruling

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... have to sacrifice their rest days for work in the future,' said Ip Wai-ming, deputy director of the Federation of Trade Unions. The Court of Final Appeal ruled on Tuesday that commissions ... Anita Lam Workers who earn most of their wages from commissions have suffered a huge setback following a court ruling that allows employers to exclude monthly commissions when calculating ...

  8. Court asked to suspend prisoner voting ruling

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to amend the law and implement other administrative arrangements. The appeal was made to Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung in the Court of First Instance as the applicants in the original case- League of Social Democrats legislator Leung Kwok-hung and two prisoners- sought declarations from the court that the two laws that deprived prisoners of their rights to vote and register ...

  9. Use technology if convictions are in doubt: legislator

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... or there are culprits still at large, or the appeal period is not yet over, then we will keep the evidence. But if the court has convicted the defendant and everything is concluded, of course we will destroy ... case.' Mr Leung said no DNA tests had ever been performed in his case and the defendant, who lost his appeal in 2001, was not aware DNA technology could help. Assistant government chemist Tsui ...

  10. Agent, lawyer jailed under archaic law

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Joyce Man

    ... The first and last time a Hong Kong court sentenced anyone for maintenance was in 1897, when it fined two people. Their convictions were overturned on appeal. Maintenance is the practice of a third party supporting litigation by others. Champerty occurs when a person funds a case to win a portion of the compensation. District Court Judge Albert Wong Sung-hau noted defence lawyers' ...




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