Labour Department urges clear work arrangements Hong Kong employers are urged to devise work arrangements for staff during typhoons and rainstorms before the wet season arrives. The Labour Department said it would help avoid disputes and confusion, and employers should adopt a flexible approach by giving first consideration to their employees' safety. Terms that work arrangements should cover include whether employees will be released when a typhoon signal or rainstorm warnings are issued during working hours, how wages and allowances will be calculated, and whether transport facilities will be provided. Employers are also advised not to deduct salaries of employees who fail to report to work due to adverse weather conditions. They are also reminded that they are liable to pay compensation for deaths or injuries incurred when staff are travelling by a direct route from their home to workplace, or from workplace to home, four hours before or after working hours on a day when typhoon signal number 8 or above, or a red or black rainstorm warning, is in effect. Employees in Britain not shy to fake expenses British employees are costing their companies more than #1 billion (HK$15.35 billion) a year on false expenses claims, according to a recent survey carried out by budget hotel chain Travelodge. It also identified that the typical employee pocketed an extra #17 each month that they claimed. Forty-three per cent of the 3,000 respondents believed their expense claims were a legitimate way of making extra cash. An astonishing 84 per cent said they didn't feel guilty about inventing claims. Some outrageous claims include a new motorbike, a pet hamster for the office, hair extensions and lap dancers. The most popular expense scam was to ask for extra taxi receipts.