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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

    '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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... by unionists for suggesting a level of HK$20 before the law was introduced, now wants the level to stay at HK$30. He said the catering industry did not lay off staff because operation costs increased, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... law 'in place this year' A bill to introduce mandatory paid paternity leave will be drafted and put to lawmakers within months in the hope that it can be passed into law this year, ... The announcement of the timescale for the long-debated legislation has been welcomed by the labour sector, but one pro-business lawmaker said the new law would be "scary" for industry. Speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415053/welfare-minister-under-fire-both-sides-over-plans-paternity-leave
  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... and attribute the problem to poor oversight at the local government level. "According to Chinese law, a factory should pay a fine of 5,000 yuan for each underage worker it hires. But in reality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547020/student-workers-dongguan-factory-were-under-age-state-media-claim
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... labour rights legislation. In 2007, there was intense debate over the Labour Contract Law, which went into effect in 2008. "If collective consultation gets to be blocked again, we will miss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china

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