Employment

11May2022

Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate and Commercial Solicitor (2-4PQE)

Tanner De Witt seeks a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 2-4 years PQE and a focus on non-contentious corporate work and regulatory matters. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with business interests in Hong Kong, China…Read More

08Apr2022

Refinements of the new round of Employment Support Scheme

The HKSAR Government first announced a new round of Employment Support Scheme (the “ESS 2022”) on 18 March 2022. Having consulted the relevant stakeholders, the Government stated on 8 April 2022 that it will launch a ‘perfected version’ of the ESS 2022 by relaxing some…Read More

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24Mar2022

Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update – Government announces new round of Employment Support Scheme subject to new rules 

The Hong Kong government announced on 18 March 2022 a new round of Employment Support Scheme (“ESS 2022”) in response to the “fifth-wave” of the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, and intended to target the wage subsidies at small and medium enterprises affected by the…Read More

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01Mar2022

Legal Update: Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 introduces proposed amendments relating to sickness and vaccination requests

The Hong Kong Government had recently tightened the already severe social-distancing measures in view of the 5th wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong and made announcements of other policies it intended to implement in the future. Vaccine Pass Regulation The Government had made…Read More

01Mar2022

Legal Update: Proposed amendments to abolish MPF offsetting arrangement relating to statutory severance and long service payments

On 11 February 2022, the Government of the HKSAR published the Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the “Amendment Bill”) in the Gazette. The Amendment Bill was given the First Reading at the Legislative Council on 23 February 2022.  Currently, employers…Read More

25Feb2022

Recent District Court decision on whether ‘gweilo’ remark discriminatory

Introduction More than three years ago, we published an article on this site in respect of a District Court claim lodged by a British construction professional (the “Employee”) who alleged that his former employer (the “Employer”) had discriminated against him on the ground of his…Read More

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15Feb2022

Important points for making discrimination claims highlighted in a recent District Court case by a former student against a local university

The background The Claimant in the case of C v The Chinese University of Hong Kong [2022] HKDC 77 is a former postgraduate student in the Chinese University (the “University”) who was suffering from depression and generalized anxiety disorder during her studies. The Claimant’s studies…Read More

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12Jan2022

Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More

05Jan2022

Tanner De Witt seeks an Accounting Manager (15+ years’ experience)

Tanner De Witt is looking to recruit a motivated team leader to join our independent Hong Kong law firm as our Accounting Manager. Key requirements Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting Minimum 15 years’ experience in sizable company handling full set of accounts Must…Read More

28Oct2021

Legal Update: The High Court confirms and restates the employer’s right to terminate under contractual provisions, and the limited effect on that right of the implied duty of trust and confidence in employment contracts

The Duty The implied duty of mutual trust and confidence (the “Duty”) was first recognised in the UK case of Malik v BCCI [1998] AC 20 and was later adopted by the Hong Kong Courts in Evelyn Semana Bachicha v Poon Shiu Man Henry (CACV…Read More

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22Oct2021

Legal update: Hong Kong High Court upholds a six-month non-compete clause

The Hong Kong High Court has recently upheld and enforced a six-month non-compete clause in BFAM Partners (Hong Kong) Limited v Gareth John Mills and Segantii Capital Management Limited [2021] HKCFI 2904, granting an injunction in favour of the applicant former employer, BFAM. Background BFAM, a company…Read More