Employment

24Mar2023

Proposal to amend Race Discrimination Ordinance to outlaw “intra-racial discrimination” and address discrimination and harassment relating to people from Mainland China

Earlier this week, the Equal Opportunities Commission (the “EOC”) in its update to the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) had reiterated its plan to:- “… tackle discrimination, harassment and vilification between people from Hong Kong and those from the Mainland through legislation …” Currently, the Race Discrimination…Read More

13Jan2023

The Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2023 rankings are announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2023 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. Tanner…Read More

12Jan2023

The Legal 500 2023 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to again be recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023 for employment, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, technology, media, telecommunications (TMT), commercial, corporate and M&A, private client and family. Legal 500’s Hall of Fame includes Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, while Pamela Mak and Russell Bennett are…Read More

25Oct2022

Legal Update: “Consultant” to employer company held criminally liable for non-payment of wages

Introduction Any employer who, “wilfully and without reasonable excuse”, fails to pay wages to an employee within 7 days of the wage period or date of termination of employment may commit an offence under section 63C of the Employment Ordinance (the “EO”). The punishment can…Read More

29Jul2022

Russell Bennett is one of only three Hong Kong leading lawyers recommended in both Who’s Who Legal 2022 Labour & Employment and Pension & Benefits listings

Russell Bennett is duly ranked as a 2022 Global Leader in both Labour & Employment and Pension & Benefits by Who’s Who Legal (WWL). Russell has extensive experience acting for both employers and employees across a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on high-value…Read More

20Jul2022

Legal update: Dismissal of alleged sexual harasser held unlawful under Sex Discrimination Ordinance

Introduction Many employers may be aware of the risk of claims under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) by employees who are subject to sexual harassment during their employment. In contrast, the legal risk that may arise due to any action taken by an employer against…Read More

17Jun2022

Legal update: Amendments to Employment Ordinance relating to sickness leave and vaccination requests take effect today

The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 on 15 June 2022. The above Bill is gazetted today and becomes the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 (the “EAO”)which takes effect immediately. The EAO does not have a retrospective effect. In short, the…Read More

16Jun2022

Tanner De Witt seeks an Employment Lawyer (1-5 PQE)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt seeks a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 1-5 years PQE to join our Employment Department. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with…Read More

14Jun2022

Head of Employment Practice Russell Bennett ranked as Leading Lawyer by Doyles Guide

Tanner De Witt Partner, and head of the Employment Practice, Russell Bennett is listed in the 2022 release of Hong Kong Employment Lawyers by Doyles Guide. Russell achieves the rank of Leading Lawyer, which Doyles states has, “…been identified by clients and peers for [his] expertise and abilities.”…Read More

09Jun2022

Legal update: MPF offsetting arrangement relating to statutory severance and long service payments to be abolished

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill 2022 with its third reading given on 9 June 2022. Pursuant to the Bill, the existing arrangement under which employers may elect to offset any statutory severance/ long…Read More

11May2022

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

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt is seeking a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 2 – 4 years PQE and a focus on non-contentious corporate, fund and regulatory matters. Join one of the largest independent law firms in…Read More

27Apr2022

Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update – Overview of Employment Support Scheme 2022

The full details of the new round of the Employment Support Scheme (“ESS 2022”) have been announced by the Hong Kong Government. Under the ESS 2022, the eligible Employers may apply for wage subsidies in respect of the relevant employees during the subsidy period from…Read More