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  1. News - World - LABOUR

    LinkedIn ordered to pay US$6 million for violations of US wage law

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Unpaid overtime to cost LinkedIn US$6m LinkedIn agreed to pay about US$6 million in back overtime and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US Department of Labour investigation found the online career networking company violated the country's wage law. In a settlement announced by the Labour Department on Monday, LinkedIn will pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567065/linkedin-ordered-pay-us6-million-violations-us-wage-law
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong ‘would face uphill battle’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employers shout down proponents of move at public consultation, showing strength of feeling Law on standard working hours faces uphill battle Members of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Maids' wages go up by HK$100, but no one's happy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Phila Siu

    ... if they do well," she said, adding that some employers were already paying helpers HK$1,000 more than the minimum wage because they were very helpful. Joseph Law, chairman of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604874/maids-wages-go-hk100-no-ones-happy
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... they wouldn't give it to me," said Fok. According to labour laws, an employee is entitled to seven days of annual leave for the first two years of employment, with a day added for each year ... a new subcontractor every two years, but ultimately their employer is the government. It's the government who is exploiting these labourers." He called for the law to be changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597101/street-cleaners-short-term-contracts-deprived-benefits
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts say experience abroad shows local businesses could benefit from law they oppose Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs' ... yesterday. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying included a standard working hours law in his manifesto in 2012, but the issue is now subject to a three-year study by a government committee, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... is in the middle of a review of discrimination laws, although the study was not part of that process. The median age for those who reported age discrimination was 40 to 49. Examples collected included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585320/discrimination-rife-work-eoc-study-finds
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts say flexible working is a global and inevitable phenomenon, one labour sector lawmaker believed the British law to be way beyond the city's horizons, and an employer said non-fixed hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... family values, businesses have told the equality watchdog. The topic is under debate during a public consultation on improving anti-discrimination laws, conducted by the Equal Opportunities ... “We businessmen need to calculate costs. This increases uncertainties.” What should have been a review of anti-discrimination laws turned into a chorus of complaints that the commission had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580027/business-groups-oppose-work-benefits-unmarried-couples-equality
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Deputy police chief clarifies 'abuse' comment

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... offends me and is extremely inappropriate." Residents should comply with the law while voicing their views, he said, instead of taking out their frustration on officers. He later told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580918/deputy-police-chief-clarifies-abuse-comment
  10. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... home. Law Yiu-keung, managing director of the Golden Mind Employment Agency, the only one in the city licensed to bring in helpers from Myanmar, said 90 had taken jobs in the city, but 14 had ... not what they imagined before they came," Law said. DON'T MISS: Help the helpers: Hong Kong gets ethical employment agency to stamp out 'modern-day slavery' He had planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit

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