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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Work hours committee to consult public twice

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Work hours committee to consult public twice The government advisory committee on standard working hours will have two rounds of consultations before presenting ... of whether standard working hours should even be legislated had not even been decided. Committee members might go to places such as Singapore and the US to study the situations there. The committee ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Business launches salvo over work limit

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... over work limit A coalition of over 50 business associations is planning to take out advertisements to spell out their objections to the introduction of standard working hours. The plan came ... maximum room for companies to develop. "Setting standard working hours is a complex, controversial issue, which needs in-depth discussion from all sides of society," the letter says. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For law on working hours, the devil is in the details

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says an inflexible approach could do more harm than good For law on working hours, the devil is in the details The debate on standard working hours will soon ... as half of workers in Hong Kong who do overtime are not properly compensated. When employers in low-value industries claim that standard working hours will cost them so many billions of dollars ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Andrew Leung's 65-hour week plan angers unionists

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT

    ... acceptable' 65-hour week idea angers unionists With debate over legislating standard working hours apparently deadlocked, a leading business lawmaker has floated an idea of capping weekly working hours at 65- without overtime pay. The proposal by industrial sector legislator Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen has infuriated unionists, who want time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over the standard ...

  5. Business - Companies - HUMAN RESOURCES

    Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Employees working from home told to report to offices but the move may have risks Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, by ordering staff to report to offices, risks losing the productivity gains that can come from flexible work arrangements and jeopardising her ability to lure top talent. Jackie Reses, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... for fixing work hours Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, ... It is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. Messenger said if standard working hours were introduced in Hong Kong, there will inevitably be an increase in costs ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    High time for a law on standard working hours

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for a law on working hours If the introduction of a minimum-wage law was a tough battle, the crusade for standard working hours may be more daunting. During the first ... the public and to meet every other month. Although the labour side wants to see the law enacted as soon as possible, the employers argue that "improvements" in working hours would ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Working hours committee finds little to agree on

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on Government-appointed committee members were at odds on just about everything at their first meeting on standard working hours yesterday. The only things they could agree on in the two-hour closed-door session ... and officials- not everyone agreed even with the timetable for their task. "Taking three years to decide whether legislation [on standard working hours] is necessary is just silly," said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Tough task to push for work hours law

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, Phila Siu

    ... for work hours law A special committee to look at the possibility of legislation on standard working hours was set up yesterday, but its members face a tough task. Former Executive Council member ... Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the committee was tasked with the job of promoting the standard working hours issue and advising the administration on whether a statutory regime was needed. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong, city of trade, must not crack down on infant formula traders

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW WORK

    ... Andrew Work Andrew Work says by trying to stop parallel traders making an honest living, Hong Kong is trampling on the work ethic that makes it great Nasty business Hong Kong became ... by poor immigrants from China working hard as traders, the antipathy for these people is a betrayal of who we are. Our government should not be complicit with these self-appointed victims ...




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