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  1. Expat teachers form group to give them legal muscle

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... will be highly varied with widely differing professional needs,' said an ETA spokesman, who added the prime aim was to offer funding and referral for legal advice and legal action. 'We expect a lot of demands on our funds for legal matters [and] do not intend to expend time or other resources on professional development and social activities.' Membership will cost $1,000 per ...

  2. The essence of a contractual workplace relationship

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Companies should pay greater attention to employment agreements to avoid disputes and ensure legal compliance, writes John Cremer MANY ORGANISATIONS tend to draft employment contracts ... with the employee, can decide what to include in the contract. Four basic principles- offer, acceptance, consideration and the intention to be legally bound- are part of that negotiation. In most cases, ...

  3. Maids march to call for better legal protection

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 500 foreign domestic helpers and union activists took to the streets yesterday in a demonstration calling for better legal protection. Chanting slogans, the maids waved ... is introducing a statutory minimum wage for workers here, but overseas maids are excluded. Their legal minimum salary is HK$3,580 a month. The maids' unions argue that overseas domestic helpers have ...

  4. Tribunal warns off cases with threat of legal costs

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Labour Tribunal is slamming the door on workers who are still hopeful of claiming more holiday pay from their employers. 'The adjudicator persuaded us to back down because he said our chance of winning is slim,' said Tam Kin-sun, executive officer of the Federation of Trade Unions. 'He warned us that we will have to bear the legal cost should we go ...

  5. In legal first, firm fined $2,000 for exposing staff to risk of RSI

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A mobile phone company has been fined $2,000 for poorly positioning workers' computer keyboards and monitors, the first time such a penalty has been imposed in Hong Kong under new workplace regulations. Labour officials used the Occupa ...

  6. Barrister accused of lying to pursue legal training

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A teacher-turned-barrister has been accused of lying to the University of Hong Kong about his occupation while pursuing part-time legal training five years ago. Larry Yeung ... to disclose that he was a teacher employed full-time by the Education Department- not a legal manager at the Tai Po Hotel. He is charged with presenting the PCLL Admission Committee with a false ...

  7. Domestic workers to get legal recognition of rights

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila More than three decades after Filipino maids began working overseas in droves, their domestic counterparts are only now about to have their rights recognised. A proposed Magna Carta for Household Helpers, now receiving bipartisan l ...

  8. Lengthy hearing leaves professors with at least HK$7m in legal fees

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Liz Gooch The secretariat for the commission of inquiry yesterday revealed that the government had spent about HK$25 million on the 39-day inquiry. The costs included legal ... Luk Hung-kay, estimated that the two academics would face legal fees of at least HK$7 million. He said their lawyers, including counsel Martin Lee Chu-ming SC and Hectar Pun Hei, had charged ...

  9. Social workers threaten legal action over welfare funding

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Social workers yesterday mobilised their fight against the government's new funding arrangement for welfare organisations, announcing a protest on Sunday and the threat of legal ... a barrister about legal action, he said. Article 144 says that 'staff members previously serving in subvented organisations may remain in their employment in accordance with the previous ...

  10. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... current governmental framework is not suitable for further economic growth. Reforms are being urged to streamline decision-making procedures, slash overlapping departments' functions and simplify operational procedures,' he said. The proposal called on Beijing to loosen its strict quotas for civil servants. It said the central government allocated staff quotas according ...




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