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  1. News - Hong Kong - PENSIONS

    Labour advisory panel backs MPF changes

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... win Backing of board A government advisory body has backed a plan that would save 70,000 low-income people from having to contribute to their MPF accounts while 400,000 would have to pay more. The Labour Advisory Board yesterday supported the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority's plan to raise the minimum monthly income at which workers have to pay into the scheme. The board ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'No need' to bring in more workers from overseas, advisers say

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... an existing recruiting mechanism and not loosen the hiring criteria. In separate interviews, Labour Advisory Board members Lee Tak-ming and Stanley Ng Chau-pei both cautioned that any new efforts ... is processed by the Labour Advisory Board. "Many applications we received [under the scheme] were for health care workers at elderly homes. They make up about half the applications," Lee ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Labour Advisory Board backs paternity leave

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 07:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... for paternity leave for fathers in the private sector. But  Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the Labour Advisory Board, which is made up of employer and employee ... are forced to cobble together holidays and sick-leave if they want to spend time with their newborns. But employers have fought against the plans for leave, saying it will raise labour costs ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EQUALITY

    Hong Kong men in private sector move closer to paid paternity leave

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Endorsement comes after months of talks between employer and employee representatives Labour board advisers back 3-day leave for dads Men who work in the private sector are moving closer to enjoying paid paternity leave after government advisers endorsed the administration's proposal for three days off. The Labour Advisory Board gave its ...

  5. Stanley Lau appointed to Labour Advisory Board

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 6.04pm: Stanley Lau Chin-ho has been appointed to the Labour Advisory Board (LAB), a government spokesman said on Friday. Mr Lau's tenure of office will run until ... of the FHKI. Mr Lau is the managing director of the Renley Watch Manufacturing Company. The LAB is Hong Kong's most important tripartite body on labour issues. It is chaired by the Permanent ...

  6. Advisory board backs cut in wages levy Joshua But

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Labour Advisory Board voted unanimously yesterday to endorse a proposal to cut the levy of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund, which exceeded HK$1 billion this month. The levy, which helps settle workers' unpaid wages and is included in Business Registration Certificate fees, will be cut from HK$600 to HK$450 a year. The 671 applications of the fund this year ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Advisory Board has accepted a new government initiative that will help streamline the application process. A new task force will be set up under the Development Bureau to screen applications ... months to six. The move is a step in the right direction. It speeds up the process without compromising the standing approval mechanism. The labour representatives on the board will continue ...

  8. One-stop advisory unit to unlock Asia's potential

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 05:32pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and Christina Liedke

    ... of inbound and outbound FDI in Thailand, United Overseas Bank (Thai) set up a dedicated FDI Advisory Unit to help Thai companies expand their business in the region and foreign companies looking ... labour and capital. UOB (Thai) foresees the AEC opening windows for Thai businesses looking to spread their wings across the region. "With the AEC, Asian countries will see a notable ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... Donald Tong Chi-keung said after meeting Labour Advisory Board members. "In more complex cases, it can take more than 10 months. Our aim now is to finish the process in six months." ... are strong enough before tabling them to the Labour Advisory Board. The new process will reduce the additional time the board normally takes to request more information. Tong said the board, which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    More views sought on standard working hours

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... feedback from employers and unions on its scheme to create standard working hours, sending its key study report to the Labour Advisory Board next week, the welfare secretary said yesterday. Matthew ... is open." The report set out a wealth of information on the issue, including the experience in other countries and jurisdictions, with standardising working hours, he said. But at least one labour ...




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