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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Disabled civil servant takes compensation battle to court

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Compensation Ordinance, if there is any chance an injury may be work-related, the employer is supposed to talk to the victim and witnesses about what happened. "The Lands Department did ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Lands Department official suspects work row caused stroke that left him wheelchair-bound Disabled civil servant takes compensation bid to court When Paul Wong ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    ICBC executive sued by ex-employer Deutsche Bank over US$4 million transfer

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:46pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Top ICBC executive sued for US$6.3m A top executive of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is being sued by his former employer over ... million as compensation for all losses plus interest. Zhang, also known as Lee Zhang, held senior positions in Deutsche Bank from 2001 to 2010. He caused a Hong Kong branch of Deutsche Bank ...

  3. Employers must give priority to education

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer The majority of the roughly 240,000 Hong Kong employers who are part of the MPF scheme take, at best, a pragmatic approach. They accept the necessity, comply as required, ... workers, this attitude is simply not good enough. 'In many cases, employers basically select the MPF provider and then leave it up to their staff [the scheme members] to decide everything ...

  4. Employers and unions stand firm in dispute over minimum wage

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The first meeting of the Labour Advisory Board on a minimum wage and maximum working hours is expected to yield little because of the lack of common ground between employers ... on the forthcoming policy address. Liberal Party lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, who represents the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, said employers groups would oppose the idea with full force. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Employers' Federation resists rise in HK$28 minimum wage

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Federation says HK$28 an hour is high enough, and is also concerned about the impact of standard working hours and paternity leave Employers resist rise in minimum wage A federation representing about 500 employers is calling for the minimum wage to stay at HK$28 an hour, saying that otherwise companies will have to cut staff to stay in business. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Want a big expat package? Then head for where the living isn't so easy

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... But throw in employee benefits for living expenses such as education and rent, and developing nations could well turn out to be more lucrative. Employers in places like India are also likely to offer a "hardship allowance" because of the expected difficulty of getting used to life there. "Cash compensation that an expatriate receives in Hong Kong is relatively low ...

  7. Mechanism to set delta wage floor urged

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong manufacturers with factories across the border are lobbying the Guangdong government for a mechanism to determine minimum-wage rises to head off demands for bigger pay packets. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, deputy chairman of the Federation ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a compliance cost for the relevant stakeholders. To minimise the compliance cost for employers, the Minimum Wage Ordinance builds on, and is consistent with the objectives of, current labour laws including the Employment Ordinance. Like this ordinance, the newly enacted Minimum Wage Ordinance does not regulate whether rest days and meal breaks are paid or not. Employers and employees ...

  9. Labour chief sees snags with new wage law

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... said it might lead to collusion between employers and employees in making the latter become self-employed to sidestep minimum wage rules. Cheung appealed to employers not to overreact following ... wage [policy] is implemented,' he said. 'There will be a grace period of several months so that employers and employees [will have time] to amend their current contracts. '[We ...

  10. Fairness on both sides vital in low-pay debate

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... claims of employers and workers. In its submission to the commission, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says an hourly rate equivalent to HK$5,000 a month would lead to the loss of at least 100,000 jobs as employers sack the low-paid rather than pay up. Lay-offs on that scale among cleaners and security guards- who are among the lowest paid- conjure up visions of downgraded ...




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