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  1. Should there be a legally mandated ceiling on weekly working hours in Hong Kong?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some people are not happy that maximum working hours are not stated in the law, and I am on their side. From an employee's perspective, maximum working hours means better protection. Due ... hours would bring in terms of health and happiness. I believe such factors play just as important a role in a well-functioning economy. ...

  2. Bankers not happy with share bonuses

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the bank's capital, but at the same time share volatility makes employees less happy to accept shares as an alternative to cash,' said Mark O'Reilly, managing director for Asia Pacific ... in Hong Kong ranked private medical cover the most highly valued benefit, while pension contributions received 44 per cent support, holiday allowances 42 per cent, flexible working hours 37 per ...

  3. Quality business services to keep customers happy

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... consecutive years. Facilities include round-the-clock service including 24-hour check-in and business centre, room service and gymnasium, plus express check-in and-out service. If you have time to kill between flights, the hotel offers two packages. The Day Use Package costs HK$1,300 and includes the use of a room for 10 hours (between 9am and 9pm), plus free internet access ...

  4. Staff who work long hours pay a health price

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... confirmed what most of us know: people in Hong Kong work long hours. However, it was not confirmation the survey sought, but insight into the reasons why people here work such long hours ... here that long hours equal productivity. But this is not the case,' he said. The average working week in Hong Kong is 55 hours, but many employees work much more than that. The main reason ...

  5. Danes strike a happy balance

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... predecessor the EEC) has conducted a survey to determine who the happiest Europeans are. And every year the Danes come out smiling on top. Last November, a global 'happiness atlas' compiled ... to the work-life balance.' Danish society observes a 37-hour, five-day working week. In the public sector working hours are regulated through a legal framework, whereas in the private sector ...

  6. Contractors labelled 'misers' as talks fail

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... to the HK$850 daily wage they offered on August 12. The union was also not happy with an offer to extend the lunch break by 15 minutes in answer to their request for an eight-hour day. FTU lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing said the employers' proposal was not acceptable. 'The workers want to be out of work half an hour earlier, not to have breaks here and there. This is just not what we ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employees will be motivated to complete their work quickly if the city sets law to limit working hours, UN labour agency representative says U.N. case for fixing work hours Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, warns government adviser

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours A law to establish standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, leaving ... chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, on RTHK's City Forum. "Nowadays, many Western governments want to change their systems. Just trying to raise the standard working hours ...

  9. Happy employees mean happy customers at AmEx

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla Koh Yat-chung, chief executive officer for Greater China and Southeast Asia at American Express International (AmEx), puts winning a Best Employer award three times in a row down to group effort. 'This is a tribute on a tripartite basis ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Employers rein in after-hours e-mails to boost productivity

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Demands of round-the-clock communications putting too much stress on workers' private lives Employers rein inafter-hours e-mailsto lift productivity ... practise what her employer preaches and stop checking her e-mails after hours. "Before, I would take my computer home," Klippel, 26, said. "I would pull up my e-mails to check ...




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