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  1. Maximum working hours urged over minimum wage plan

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... difference if a worker has to work 12 hours or more a day in order to make enough to cover expenses for a decent living standard instead of eight hours.' Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew ... longer working hours if a statutory minimum wage assessed on an hourly basis was introduced without setting maximum working hours. 'Let's say if the minimum wage level is set at HK$30. ...

  2. Rules will limit work when it's too hot

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... safety standards for working in the blazing heat. The drafted regulations on heat-prevention measures and regulations recently concluded their public consultation period. If approved, they would ... no employees should work outdoors for more than five hours, or from noon to 3pm, if the temperature is between 37 and 40 degrees. All outdoor work would be prohibited if the temperature tops 40 ...

  3. Tsang advocates standard employment contract for government workers

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to specify a monthly wage, working hours, workplaces and payment methods for non-skilled workers covered by the contracts. 'To tie in with the adoption of the new standard contract, the Labour ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.54pm: The government would introduce a standard employment contract to cover all of its workers in a bid to protect employees' interests, acting Chief ...

  4. Doctors' work hours may be capped

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... their working hours at 70 hours a week in an attempt to stop a legal challenge over their working conditions. The Public Doctors' Association has also been pressing for a weekly rest day and time off to compensate for working on public holidays. And it wants the authority to honour the 44-hour work week, as stated in some doctors' contracts. The lawsuit- filed by three members ...

  5. Lawyers doing criminal legal aid work just want a fair deal

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standards for selfish pursuit of economic success. Some of us are simply asking to be paid, at a proper rate, for our work in providing an essential service within the criminal justice system, so ... however, is that at present all preparation work for criminal legal aid cases is effectively undertaken for free. Hence, although these solicitors may be called a lot of things, greedy should ...

  6. Firms brace for rise in wage costs under new labour law

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... when employee was aware of such working hours before taking job Defaults on overtime or night shift payment subject to a fine of 5,000 to 10,000 patacas per affected employee Overtime of eight ... normal pay. Bosses who default on night shift payments will be subject to a fine of 5,000 to 10,000 patacas per affected employee. An eight-hour overtime period on top of eight hours of normal ...

  7. Bill demands more paid public holidays

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... the Basic Law before deciding if it could be tabled. 'Hong Kong is lagging far behind the international standard in terms of workers' annual leave,' Mr Lee said. He said ... Panama 7: Hong Kong, Singapore, Tanzania (Zanzibar) Sources: Confederation of Trade Unions; D. McCann, Working Time Laws: A Global Perspective, Geneva: ILO ...

  8. Minimum wage law

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Hong Kong's largest employer group, the Employers Federation of Hong Kong, told its members yesterday that there are no requirements under the minimum wage law for workers to be paid for rest days and meal breaks. The law comes into force on May 1. It requires all employees be paid at least HK$28 an hour. That wage was proposed last year, using figures from the second ...

  9. It takes half an hour to go barking mad- judge

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... had been left alone at home, to bark for 10 minutes during the day. But Tong upheld the fine imposed by a magistrate for another incident during which the dog barked for half an hour. Animal ... intervals, the document read. Explaining why he set aside one of the summons, Tong wrote: 'Non-stop barking that continues for half an hour can cause annoyance. 'But I have reservations ...

  10. Man in sea for 3 hours after fight with thieves

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... hours before he was spotted by a pedestrian at daybreak.' He was seen floating in the sea at about 6.45am outside the Western District public cargo working area, which is adjacent ... Clifford Lo A businessman spent more than three hours in rough sea clinging to a plastic pipe before he was rescued, after falling in the water during a scuffle with thieves in Western ...




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