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  1. Legal aid watchdog pursues new blood

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Legal-aid monitors want to expand their advisory board to include representatives of consumer, social services and accounting sectors. This would give the Legal Aid Services ... Council has daily experience with them, so we want their feedback,' he said. The government was planning to submit amendments to the Legal Aid Services Council Ordinance next year to expand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449679/legal-aid-watchdog-pursues-new-blood
  2. 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 fees, staff remuneration for the secretariat and fees for interpreters and transcript services, the secretariat said. It also covered the cost of retaining counsel on behalf of Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597643/lengthy-hearing-leaves-professors-least-hk7m-legal-fees
  3. In legal first, firm fined $2,000 for exposing staff to risk of RSI

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

    ... for the health-services sector, said the fine would send a positive message to both bosses and employees to pay attention to a widespread but neglected problem in the workplace. 'I think this latest fine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539119/legal-first-firm-fined-2000-exposing-staff-risk-rsi
  4. 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 ... to 31 per cent. They warned the public might have to pay more for welfare services. The alliance also vowed to take the matter to court as the pay cut caused by the changes could violate Article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503356/social-workers-threaten-legal-action-over-welfare-funding
  5. MPF bosses weigh legal move against Sing Pao

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Debts are piling up at the cash-strapped Sing Pao Daily News as the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority said it was preparing legal action against the newspaper for allegedly ... pay the employees' severance pay, holiday pay and long-service payments. Assistant chief editor Kwok Yin-ling and four others who ended a three-day strike yesterday have tendered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547297/mpf-bosses-weigh-legal-move-against-sing-pao
  6. Sing Pao keeps threat of legal action at bay

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... severance pay and long-service payments by June if the director approves,' Ms Kwok said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548297/sing-pao-keeps-threat-legal-action-bay
  7. Teacher lied to undertake legal course, court told

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. Larry Yeung Hon-keung, 40, allegedly passed himself off as a hotel's legal manager in his application to join a part-time, two-year postgraduate certificate law course ... to disclose their civil-service experience, which the defendant allegedly omitted to do in the application he filed in May 2000. Instead, he allegedly forged a letter claiming he was employed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549435/teacher-lied-undertake-legal-course-court-told
  8. Flexibility may hold the key on doctors' hours

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excessively long shifts. Their reasoning was not entirely convincing, as the legal action could only take the form of a claim for compensation and would lead to a financial payout if the doctors won. ... launching an appeal. Should the case go back to court, both sides would have to spend more on legal fees, and a ruling in the doctors' favour might mean another hefty payout from the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551670/flexibility-may-hold-key-doctors-hours
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701282/maids-march-call-better-legal-protection
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538881/tribunal-warns-cases-threat-legal-costs

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