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  1. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... compensation. In another case, an agency bumped up its fee when the employer asked for a helper who could look after her cat. There were also cases of helpers not turning up. Philip Leung Kwong-hon, ...

  2. Blackballing minimum wage a bit rich

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Business organisations in Hong Kong have a long record of opposing any advances in the rights or remuneration of employees including working hours, safety issues and access ... of prime public land. As a result, small businesses lose opportunities, employment generation is thwarted- but the power of the oligopolies grows. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  3. New Macau ferry service set for launch

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by $20. The company's executive administrator, Philip Li Koi-hop, said: 'I am confident we will be a strong competitor in the market. Some 3 million people live in New Territories ...

  4. Company support goes a long way

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Florence Ng, Philips Electronics Hong Kong senior director, human resources, said Philips believed in investing in continuous development of its managers and good performers. Participation ... or be recommended by their supervisors. In special cases where employees show exceptional ability they receive fast track promotion by taking part in external and internal programmes. Ms Ng said Philips ...

  5. Victims of a vicious system

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The Hong Kong government appears to be studiously ignoring the recommendations of a recent Asian Development Bank report which could improve the lot of the city's ... it treats its weakest members. There is much that Hong Kong could do, at little or no cost, to improve the lot of a group that comprises some 7 per cent of the Hong Kong workforce. Philip Bowring ...

  6. New holiday-pay deal confirms commissions as part of wages

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Commissions had always been accepted as a component of wages in calculating holiday pay until the Court of Final Appeal dismissed in March a claim for $200,000 by a Philip Wain fitness centre worker ...

  7. Part-time judges' political ties backed

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... by a part-time judge in political activities. Philip Dykes SC, chairman of the Bar Council, said that prohibiting part-time judges from political participation would discourage people with potential from ...

  8. HK$1.3m injury payout for player stuns club

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of football in Hong Kong and have made an unreasonable ruling,' Rangers' director Philip Lee Fai-lap said yesterday. 'A football player's earning capacity ends in his mid-30s ...

  9. Handicapped might get minimum wage

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for minimum-wage legislation. But Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities secretary-general Philip Yuen Chi-hoi said a different minimum wage level should be set for the less-competitive. ...

  10. City Briefs

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

    ... at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital- a government-funded dentist-training institute in Sai Ying Pun. The existing fee of HK$225 per course of treatment will be replaced by a daily attendance fee ...




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