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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 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Labour board agrees to extend wages fund to cover holiday pay

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The Labour Advisory Board has agreed to extend the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund to cover annual leave payments for sacked workers. Under the proposal, ... workers] is merely HK$10,500,' he said. Speaking after a meeting of the Labour Advisory Board yesterday, employees' representative Ng Wai-yee said her fellow representatives were pleased ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... would consider the possibility of applying directly to the Labour Advisory Board to import foreign workers for selected projects. Normally, applications from contractors for the importation of foreign workers are first examined by the Labour Department before being considered by the Labour Advisory Board. But last month the Labour Advisory Board revealed a new arrangement to simplify ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Labour scheme needs government action or shortages will worsen

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by LETTERS

    ... Civic Association urges the government and the Labour Advisory Board to initiate steps to review the scheme as soon as possible. Should this be done, it would be important to ensure ... to the Labour Advisory Board. Applications under the temporary arrangement should be restricted to: specific projects of a public nature, such as the MTR or the railway system, the international ...




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