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  1. Mainland labour imports back on the agenda

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... The proposal would help create jobs for Hong Kong workers, says minister With Hong Kong's economy on the rebound, it is time to again consider a scheme for importing workers from the mainland, says labour minister Stephen Ip Shu-kwan. The proposal, u ...

  2. The law of confusion

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry despite the best of intentions. But, in the case of the new minimum wage law, it is doubtful whether this was the best laid of plans and, as for intentions, well, there's considerable doubt about these as well. Instead of a law designed to do something decisive about low pay, we have a mess. Because the legislation is so loosely drafted, ...

  3. Philippine workers' law needs prompt revision

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Overseas workers are the lifeblood of the Philippine economy, so it makes sense that a law has gone into force ensuring that a comprehensive insurance policy accompanies each new ... is Hong Kong employers of domestic helpers, who under local law already have to pay HK$1,350 in insurance cover for each two-year contract. The new Philippine legislation stipulates ...

  4. Hundreds rally for minimum wage law

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... will discuss it, although it remains unclear whether he will announce legislation. Tang Po-shan, a spokesman for the organiser, The People's Alliance for a Minimum Wage, said a law was widely ... in Hong Kong, said the proposed wage law should include foreign domestic helpers. She said the maids deserved higher pay than the HK$3,580 month minimum, and a permanent suspension of the levy ...

  5. We follow labour laws: McDonald's

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fast-food retailer McDonald's Guangdong said in a company statement yesterday it always abided by labour laws and regulations and paid employees according to standards set by law. 'As a responsible employer, we have always complied with relevant laws and regulations ... and provide employees with salaries in line with related rules of the country,' it said. ...

  6. Law degrees not just for lawyers

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Part-time law courses have become increasingly popular for people who have no intention of practising as lawyers but are simply seeking to improve their knowledge, according to local universities. A part-time law diploma and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) introduced by Lingnan University in July 2001 has attracted about 132 students this year. Enrolment in the University of London's ...

  7. Revised laws urged for paid sick leave

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The Employment Ordinance should be amended so employees isolated for public health reasons may be entitled to paid sick leave, law lecturer Anthony Law has suggested. Mr Law, of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education of the Open University of Hong Kong, echoed similar calls made by the Law Society at the peak of the Sars epidemic. In an article ...

  8. Let's hear the employers out on race law

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp TIME FOR A lonely stand today. How can anyone have doubts about legislation to outlaw racial discrimination? Surely such a law would be a good thing and we should have ... does being asked which finger I used to plug the dyke. But, cross my heart, it is not because I want to indulge unhindered in racist tendencies that I have my doubts about enacting a law ...

  9. New laws to help unpaid workers

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Laws are being drafted to ensure migrant workers are paid on time. Labour officials said the move would help diffuse mounting tension among workers, some of whom are owed more than a year's back pay. Vice-Minister Wang Dongjing said laws on labour supervision and salary payments were being drawn up to establish a long-term mechanism to deal with the problem. ...

  10. Draft anti-racism laws may have exemptions

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Stephen Fisher said small and medium-sized enterprises might be granted a three-year grace period to allow them to adjust to the new law. Second, Mr Fisher said that while the law would protect ... are residing in small premises and wish to rent out a room in the flat while sharing the kitchen, toilet and common areas should not be required to comply fully with the law,' Mr Fisher said. ...




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