employment

15Jan2020

Legal Update: Recent judgement revises guidance for amount of damages for injury to feelings in pregnancy discrimination case

The recent District Court decision of 秦秀清 v 長鴻鋁窗裝飾工程有限公司 (“Tsun”; DCEO3/2018) updated the starting point of the award of damages for injury to feelings in pregnancy discrimination cases and provided further guidance as to the factors which the Court may take into account in awarding…Read More

14Jan2020

Tanner De Witt Insolvency/Restructuring Lawyer (1-3PQE)

Job Description Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong, which provides legal services to clients worldwide who have business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. We are seeking a solicitor with 1-3 years’ PQE to join…Read More

11Dec2019

Tanner De Witt seeks a Legal Secretary – Float Secretary Role

Legal Secretary – Float Secretary Tanner De Witt seeks a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm as a Legal Secretary with 2+ years experience. Responsibilities: Provide full spectrum of secretarial support to legal teams as needed Handle all legal related…Read More

06Dec2019

Results of 2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas in particular its Band 1 ranking for Labour and Employment. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2) What the team is known…Read More

27Nov2019

Tanner De Witt seeks Employment Legal Secretary 2+ years’ experience

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt seeks a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm’s Employment Practice as Legal Secretary. Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to a team of Employment lawyers Update and maintain filing system…Read More

18Nov2019

Legal update: Can an employer be liable for disability discrimination without knowing the disability suffered by an employee?

It is not uncommon for the personal health situation of an employee to adversely affect his or her work performance. When this happens, however, the underlying reason may not always be immediately apparent or known to the employer. Despite this, the employer may have taken…Read More

01Nov2019

Tanner De Witt seeks Employment Lawyer (2-8PQE)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong. The firm provides legal services to clients worldwide who have business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. We…Read More

02Oct2019

Legal update: Playback time – the rise of covert audio recordings in the workplace

With rapid advancements in technology and the almost universal use of smartphones and other mobile devices, employees can (and do) take photographs and make both video and audio recordings at work with just the click of a button. Consequently, employers are increasingly aware that this…Read More

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More

11Sep2019

Russell Bennett selected as top lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits 2019

Partner Russell Bennett has been selected as one of the world’s leading Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits lawyers by the Who’s Who Legal: 2019.

23Aug2019

Legal update: “blue pencilling” restrictive covenants post Tillman v Egon Zehnder

The UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32 on 3 July 2019. This judgment is important as it clarifies the principles of “severance” applicable to post-termination restrictive covenants under which the Court is able to sever or remove…Read More

21May2019

Legal update: Increase of Statutory Minimum Wage effective 1 May 2019

Effective from 1 May 2019, the rate of Statutory Minimum Wage has been increased from HK$34.50 to HK$37.50 per hour.  The monetary cap on the requirement of employers recording the total number of hours worked by employees has also been revised to HK$15,300 per month. …Read More