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  1. Labour board remains split over criminalising failure to pay wages

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

    ... Agnes Lam Representatives of bosses and workers on the Labour Advisory Board remain split over a proposal to make non-payment of wages a criminal offence. Speaking after a board meeting, employee representative Ng Wai-yee said bosses who ignored Labour Tribunal orders to pay wages should face heavy penalties. 'Some employers are ruthless and claim they do not have money to pay ...

  2. Labour body to tackle non-payment of wages

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Labour Advisory Board will today discuss proposals to speed up the payment of back-wages, given that employers often ignore Labour Tribunal rulings. Ip Wai-ming, an employees' representative on the board, said the recent case of Sing Pao Daily News was typical. It was an example of an employer repeatedly ignoring the tribunal's rulings and its deadlines ...

  3. Jessville mansion fiasco reveals shortcomings of antiquities board

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategy on heritage grading needed', February 24) reveal the government's tendency to twist facts to suit its immediate goals. It is disgraceful that the Antiquities Advisory Board endorsed the two conflicting evaluations without remark. Did board members read the relevant papers, or did they, per the practice over the last three decades, simply rubber-stamp what ...

  4. Consensus on pay settlements

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Representatives of bosses and workers on the Labour Advisory Board have reached consensus on a government proposal to make non-payment of Labour Tribunal awards a criminal offence. Employers' representative Ho Sai-chu said the proposed maximum penalty of a HK$350,000 fine and three years' jail would be a strong deterrent. ...

  5. Time running out for Jessville as talks with owners fail

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by the Antiquities Advisory Board as a grade 3 historic building, which gives it no legal protection. The owners had proposed in two options to build three blocks of 13 to 27 storeys around Jessville. In one ... The advisory board in the future would engage the public before grading historic buildings, he continued, noting that the board's job had often fell short of public expectation. The board ...

  6. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Five things we're all wondering about 1Doctors free to advertise but with limits... medical ads can't be misleading. Only weight-loss centres and slimming schemes are allowed to do that 2Jessville mansion lacks heritage value... the Antiquities Advisory Board feels a portion of the building needs to be destroyed first ...

  7. Help for workers awarded back pay by Labour Tribunal

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employers often ignored tribunal rulings and deadlines for payment of back wages, hence the need for enforcement officers. The Labour Advisory Board- a non-statutory body that advises ... Scarlett Chiang The Labour Department will from next month assign an officer to each of its offices around the city to help workers who experience difficulty getting their wages, ...

  8. Unjustified dismissal may net 3 months' pay

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be discussed in the Legislative Council's panel on manpower on Thursday, after the Labour Advisory Board endorsed it last month. Labour-sector lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing said the proposal might face ... but hoped the sector would respect the proposal already endorsed by the Labour Advisory Committee. The proposed compulsory order of reinstatement or re-engagement under the Employment Ordinance ...

  9. Heritage assessment reform to exclude collective memory

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government promises under the proposals to consider declaring as a monument 'each and every' building graded by the board as having 'outstanding merit'. The reform is set out in an 11-page document to be tabled at the Antiquities Advisory Board meeting tomorrow. It follows criticism by conservationists that the existing grading system is often made irrelevant because ...

  10. Heritage grant scheme called too restrictive

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... but with a budget of just HK$2 million this year, critics doubt it is adequate to satisfy demand. While terming the scheme 'a good pilot', Antiquities Advisory Board member Ng Cho-nam said ...




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