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 Employment ordinance is out of date and needs a facelift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

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... spent time in the safe house and were then placed either with family members who would care for them or with families who volunteered to take them in. Enlund said these children now have ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As it turned out, the helper, Titin Marsiah, has been a godsend. 'She brings much warmth to the family, and my wife smiles a lot when she's around,' he says. 'In the past, I always ... employers and maids are cool more often than not, with some families ordering helpers around like serfs and maids betraying their employers' trust, for instance, by skimming from grocery ...

  9. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is no choice but to restructure and reduce expenses.' He said the bank had avoided laying off staff who were the only breadwinners in the family. In one case, a lay-off was reversed when it learnt ...

  10. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they were more likely to resort to violence, the survey found. The consultancy - part of the Christian Family Service Centre - found that some male customers would suggest that frontline female ...




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