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  1. Paternity leave would be 'costly for businesses'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. His comments came after a concern group for men's interests took to the streets on Father's Day to urge the government to promote family ...

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 Employment ordinance is out of date and needs a facelift

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

    ... The mainland's Labour Contract Law was passed by the National People's Congress on June 28 and will come into effect on January 1. The new law has, among other provisions, raised the protection afforded to employees by requiring compulsory writt ...

  3. Pregnancy is costing us our jobs, say women

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A union has warned that Hong Kong's declining birth rate could fall further following a surge in complaints from women who said they were having to choose between a second child and their jobs. The warning came on Mother's Day yesterda ...

  4. Paternity leave law is urged on government

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government has been urged to legislate to introduce paternity leave after a poll found only 6 per cent of Hong Kong male employees enjoyed such a benefit. Legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man commissioned an opinion poll company to conduct the sur ...

  5. 'Revamp dole to help workers raise families'

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government should consider revamping the social security system to help workers on minimum wages raise families, an employers' representative on the Labour Advisory ... pointed out the statutory minimum wage might not be enough to cover the family expenses of all employees, and those in need could obtain assistance under the social security system. ...

  6. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggests, with hindsight at least, the family may have been emotionally vulnerable. Although this is the first such case since the global credit crisis led to warnings of tougher times, there is no reason to suppose any connection. There is reason for concern, though, that a looming economic slowdown will leave more families in distressed circumstances. Unemployment and poverty are among ...

  7. CLP offers bonus, paternity leave

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Grant' was announced yesterday as part of a policy to develop a family friendly working environment, said CLP's director of public affairs, Jane Lau. 'Staff are our biggest asset,' ... the new policy at the company's spring reception yesterday. The improved benefits for families follows Standard Chartered Bank's announcement last month that it would give male staff ...

  8. Bush's jobs tsar in factory shock

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In an embarrassment to the Bush administration, it has emerged that a US businessman expected to be named to a new position to help save American jobs recently set up a factory in Beijing. Rising unemployment in the US manufacturing industry is blamed par ...

  9. One woman's story of abuse

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Support from SoulTalk enabled Cara (not her real name) to turn her life around after 25 years of marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Despite years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, she stayed because without a job or money ...

  10. Hunt on for hires with 'McLeadership' skills

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... employees make for happy customers, so we strive to cultivate a fun-loving and friends-and-family-orientated working environment.' Benefits include a guaranteed 13th-month bonus, a minimum two ...




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