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  1. Maids get raw deal in labour tribunal

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Labour Tribunal favours employers and needs a complete overhaul. A Sunday Morning Post investigation found that helpers were often denied the chance to speak in court, were supplied ... incorrect translations or offer unsolicited legal advice, such as advising them to drop their cases. The Labour Tribunal interpreters are all volunteers who provide part-time services. At the end ...

  2. Labourer held over series of restaurant burglaries

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A labourer arrested during a break-in at one of the city's top restaurants on Monday was responsible for 10 other burglaries in the area, police say. ... The labourer was arrested at 1.30am on Monday after he broke into the Hoi Tin Garden restaurant in Yau San Street, Yuen Long. He was found with more than HK$2,000 and tools including a hydraulic jack. ...

  3. Labour disputes rise 30pc, top court says

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The number of labour disputes on the mainland rose 30 per cent in the first half of the year, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. Leading industrial provinces Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang were among the most affected, with the number of labour disputes in Zhejiang having surged by more than 150 per cent year on year, the court said. Guangdong ...

  4. HK deputies urge Beijing to clarify Labour Contract Law

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have asked the country's top court to clarify the controversial Labour Contract Law to reduce ... 'Since the Labour Contract Law was implemented last year, it has triggered much worry and radical reactions in society. Fearing a rise in labour costs, many businesses have ceased operations, ...

  5. Beijing seeks to clarify contentious labour law

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Long-awaited guidelines on how to apply a contentious labour contract law have been made public, and they offer concessions to entrepreneurs concerned with surging ... especially a clause on 10-year open-ended contracts, were criticised by employers as favouring workers, pushing up labour costs and creating employment disputes. The profit squeeze has pushed ...

  6. Help for workers awarded back pay by Labour Tribunal

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

    ... 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, a lawmaker said yesterday. Unionist legislator Wong Kwok-hing said that Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung had pledged to introduce the so-called award enforcement support ...

  7. Firms brace for rise in wage costs under new labour law

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Employers face fines for failing to give overtime, night pay Macau bosses mired in the financial crisis are facing a fresh headache - a new labour law effective next month will give workers more protection. Many employers expect the Labour Relations Law, which includes a clause on overtime benefits, to drive up wage costs. Victor Lei, chairman of the International ...

  8. Mainland labour law a two-sided coin

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... in Hong Kong. The law applies employment standards that are similar to those of the International Labour Organisation and principles that are generally applied or incorporated by European Union legislation. That means much more protection of individual employees' rights and more collective rights with regards to labour unions and associations. While seeking to protect labour rights ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Caseloads surge as labourers air gripes

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Guangdong workers challenge employers Guangdong's courts and arbitrators handled more than twice as many labour disputes this May than a year earlier, after Beijing ... Kong. According to official data, the number of labour disputes handled by Guangdong's arbitration agencies tripled and court cases jumped 160 per cent in the past six months. Ninety per ...




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