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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Postal worker jailed over faked doctors’ notes

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 01:03pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Lai-kit, 40, also claimed HK$217,381 in sick leave allowance, the court heard. District Judge Frankie Yiu Fun-che said Tang’s actions were premeditated and serious given the long time span. Tang, ... work. His crimes came to light when Hongkong Post grew suspicious of the large number of sick days Tang was taking. The post office raised the matter with the Medical Council, which advised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1108976/postal-worker-jailed-over-faked-doctors-notes
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Survey finds exploitation of women in product promotion industry is rife

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... who work at least 18 hours a week and have worked continuously for at least four weeks are covered by the law's provisions on welfare, such as sickness pay and maternity leave. "Most promoters do not enjoy a sickness allowance or annual leave, because they are deliberately made 'underemployed' by employers," said association organiser Zenneth Ng Cheuk-ling. More ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021157/survey-finds-exploitation-women-product-promotion-industry-rife
  3. Give sick workers rest days, bosses told

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to be compassionate and flexible and give them sick leave and plenty of rest, because it is important to make sure the disease does not spread,' Mr Cheung said. As to the length of sick leave employers ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Martin Wong The labour chief has demanded that employers allow sick workers to take rest days to guard against a possible outbreak of swine flu. Personal and workplace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678480/give-sick-workers-rest-days-bosses-told
  4. Medical staff criticise sick-leave plan

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their discretionary sick leave from 36 to three days a year. Under the existing rules, non-civil service contract medical staff enjoy four days of paid sick leave a month. Three more days of discretionary leave a month have been granted by the department since 2001. But in June, the department proposed to cut the discretionary sick leave to three days a year. A spokeswoman said an Audit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466941/medical-staff-criticise-sick-leave-plan
  5. Working hours back in spotlight

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... respondents took more sick-leave days. This can not be because we are work-shy or given to whining. Our city remains renowned for its hard-work, can-do business ethic. As a result, employees here ... Given the choice between more pay and promotions or more paid leave, many Hong Kong workers would opt for the latter. That is the conclusion to be drawn from the latest survey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980331/working-hours-back-spotlight
  6. Watchdog to probe case of Disney cleaner told to resign

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

    ... Anita Lam The Equal Opportunities Commission has said it will look into the complaint by a Disney cleaner who claimed he was told to resign because he took too much sick leave. The cleaner said yesterday he was offered two options by his supervisor on Wednesday: leave voluntarily or be sacked. This came after he took 15 days' sick leave in his five months on the job. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/535979/watchdog-probe-case-disney-cleaner-told-resign
  7. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Scamming sick days may end in jail term

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Using fake doctor's certificates could be more serious than employees think Scamming sick days may end in jail term Faking sick leave certificates to get out of work may seem like a minor misdemeanour, but it could lead to a jail term. Several cases involving alleged sick leave scams- in government departments or private companies- have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227613/scamming-sick-days-may-end-jail-term
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Health in the workplace

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... billion a year, Black says the key issue facing the British workforce is how to keep people who are fit for employment at work, not taking sick leave, and how to enable them to work for a longer ... 79 government bureaus and departments in 2001 found that the staff cost of sick leave amounted to HK$718 million. The 682,000 days of sick leave were equivalent to 1.3 per cent of the working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1245151/health-workplace
  9. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey official Yusuf Yerkel wins sick leave after miner-kicking incident

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:22pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Istanbul Aide to Turkish PM gets a week off after suffering injury to the leg used in incident Official who kicked miner on sick leave The Turkish prime ministerial aide photographed last week kicking a protester at the site of the country's worst mine disaster is on sick leave after being diagnosed with soft-tissue trauma in his right leg, which was the one he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516362/turkey-official-yusuf-yerkel-wins-sick-leave-after-miner-kicking-incident
  10. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... causes of sick workers are not tackled After 900 million people watched Germany win the World Cup Final, there was a simultaneous global tsunami- of sick leave. As an average of 188 million fans ... Potential losses are large enough to bankrupt many of our region’s health care systems The Actuarial Post estimated that the average employee worldwide took 1.8 days of sick leave during the World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions

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