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Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series Featured Country: Hong Kong

Region: Asia Pacific
28 October 2015
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As part of our continuing series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States, for our second webinar in October we focus on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, followed by a 10-minute online question and answer session. Please note that the overall time of the webinars in this series has been extended to 60 minutes so that they qualify for continuing education credits in the United States.

Intended to help you manage labour and employment law risk across your international operations, the webinars will be of interest to both HR professionals and in-house counsel.

On 28 October 2015, the featured country is Hong Kong. Nick Chan, a partner from our Hong Kong office who has previously worked in-house at two Fortune 100 corporations, will provide updates on:

  • Hong Kong’s current legal system under the principle of One Country Two Systems following Hong Kong’s return to China’s sovereignty in 1997
  • how anti-discrimination/harassment legislation is to be expanded
  • the introduction of non-sector specific competition/antitrust laws and the impact on HR practitioners
  • increases in the minimum wage
  • paternity leave
  • protection of personal data and the legislation governing the transfer of personal data outside Hong Kong, in particular the exemptions available for transfers to overseas group companies
  • dual employment for senior executives sent to mainland China
  • rights of third parties in employment-related contracts
  • amendments to the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme
  • recent cases, updates and trends

A recording of the webinar can be viewed online.

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