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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426966/mainland-labour-imports-back-agenda
  2. 2007 hailed as fruitful year for landmark laws

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Focus on property, labour rights Experts hailed 2007 as a fruitful year for the mainland in the progress of legislation, with the introduction of a string of landmark laws aimed ... a level playing field for all. It will also reinforce a requirement to screen foreign acquisitions on national security grounds. The Property Law, which passed with no less controversy as it went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621275/2007-hailed-fruitful-year-landmark-laws
  3. Time for wage law, says Legco panel

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to immediately start preparatory work on a minimum-wage law. The review of the movement, which aims to protect cleaners and security guards, shows the number of participating companies and organisations was 1,041 at the end of September. Of these, 27 were cleaning services operators, 38 security services and property management firms and 34 were owners' corporations. There are 1,500 firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615871/time-wage-law-says-legco-panel
  4. New discrimination law faces test by fluent Cantonese speaker who can't land a job

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The anti-racial-discrimination law is about to be put to the test two weeks after it was implemented, with an employment-related case and another focusing on the use ... to have an interview, the time is much shorter than what local Chinese get. When I had an interview with a property agency, the employer asked me to go after five minutes, while other candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687972/new-discrimination-law-faces-test-fluent-cantonese-speaker-who-cant-land-job
  5. Fanny Law backs working retirees

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... education chief says. Former permanent secretary for education and manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said she disagreed with the view of some in the public that retired senior public officials who ... to civil servants,' Mrs Law said in a submission to the review committee. 'Ex-civil servants should not be deprived of their right to work because they are recipients of a pension.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677435/fanny-law-backs-working-retirees
  6. Minimum wage law would not harm Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was intrigued by the comment given by Mark Mullins of the Fraser Institute, that Hong Kong's economic freedom could suffer if a minimum-wage law was introduced ('Wage limit ... Kong's economic freedom could suffer if a minimum-wage law was introduced - was tested. The score of 8.94 awarded to Hong Kong is the average of the scores for the five main attributes: size ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653639/minimum-wage-law-would-not-harm-hong-kongs-economy
  7. Lawyers' group calls for anti-slavery law

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to stamp out modern-day slavery, the Procuratorial Daily reported yesterday. 'We are making this recommendation because the legal web is not woven tightly enough, and the current criminal law ... of the existing criminal legislation covered the crimes in Shanxi. For example, the forced labour provisions under the Labour Law applied only to a legally established work unit and therefore left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599988/lawyers-group-calls-anti-slavery-law
  8. By law, owed wages don't come easy

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a journalist. But the former news editor of local Chinese paper Sing Pao Daily News had always assumed unpaid employees were protected by the law. He now knows how wrong he was. Mr Li and many fellow ... confined to Sing Pao staff. Labour union representatives say employers regularly ignore court or Labour Tribunal rulings, because they know the law. 'Sing Pao is one of many examples,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629177/law-owed-wages-dont-come-easy
  9. Tensions at the top over contract law

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rows at usually staid CPPCC sessions show extent of divisions over new legislation, writes Denise Tsang The mainland's controversial labour contract law has not only sparked tensions ... of workers has moved firmly up the agenda. The law, which was introduced in January, means the end of the road for the nation's previously loose labour regulations, which allowed employers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630185/tensions-top-over-contract-law
  10. Equal pay law urged for elderly workers

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to government statistics, and that has promoted calls for an anti-discrimination law to safeguard their interests. It is also, say agencies, very difficult for elderly people to find employment. Agencies providing services to the elderly said a salary parity law was necessary as more retirees seek to rejoin the labour market. With people living longer, many elderly are choosing to- or need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544239/equal-pay-law-urged-elderly-workers

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