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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. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Security guard claims contract excluded minimum wage law

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by ADA

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 78-year-old says he was paid just HK$13 an hour, well below the HK$28 minimum, with no leave Guard claims HK$222,000 under wage laws A 78-year-old security guard is seeking compensation of more than HK$222,000 to make up for wages he says he is owed under minimum wage and other employment legislation. Despite the minimum wage law having been in force for more ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Laws to protect helpers' rights must be enforced

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a fee 30 times what the law allows. She says she was also physically abused by an employer. According to the Hong Kong Coalition of Indonesian Migrant Workers Organisation, Harini's case ... to book. Lax enforcement by the authorities encourages abuse. Officials like to boast about the legal protection available to maids. But if the law is not regularly enforced, it amounts to little ...

  6. Compromise needed on corporate rescue law

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection law for distressed companies. Our city is one of the few advanced economies that do not offer such protection. A proposal was first put forward by the Law Reform Commission more than a decade ago to rectify the situation. Two attempts to turn it into law failed because of widespread opposition from the accounting, legal and business communities over ...

  7. Caterers issue warning on change to law

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The catering sector has warned that proposed Employment Ordinance amendments, aimed at holding employers responsible if they fail to pay workers even after a Labour Tribunal order, could scare off investors. The changes are to be discussed b ...

  8. Maids' groups urge inclusion in wage law

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Foreign and local domestic helpers' groups yesterday criticised the exclusion of live-in workers from the proposed minimum-wage law at a marathon eight-hour public hearing. ... Network and Coalition of Service Providers for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong repeated their stance that the proposed law should cover all helpers. United Filipinos chairwoman Dolores Balladares ...

  9. EOC ready to hear first cases under race law

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. Fermi Wong Wai-fun, campaign director for Unison Hong Kong for Ethnic Equality, was happy the day 'had finally come' but urged the EOC to better promote the law since she doubted ... racial equality and harmony in the employment field,' he said. 'With the full implementation of the law, the EOC is expecting more inquiries and complaints. When the EOC receives ...

  10. New race law draws flak at UN hearing

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Concerns about the city's new anti-racial-discrimination law have been aired at a UN hearing in Geneva. Proposed exemptions in the minimum-wage legislation, indirect discrimination and exemptions to the anti-racial-discrimination law came under attack as the government faced questions from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. ...




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