Employment

26Jan2018

Russell Bennett gives 2018 talk on key issues for recruiters

On the morning of Thursday 25 January, the Harcourt Suite of the Hong Kong Club was filled to the brim with 35 recruitment professionals for a talk by Employment Partner Russell Bennett. Entitled Key Employment Issues for Recruiters, this is the second year that Russell has made this…Read More

17Jan2018

Legal update: Liquidators in the Labour Tribunal

To prevent legal costs making it prohibitive for employees to pursue claims relating to their employment, lawyers are not able to represent clients in Labour Tribunal proceedings.  Where a party is a company, under Hong Kong law, only an “officer or servant” of that company…Read More

15Dec2017

Results of 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is pleased once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2018 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas in particular its Band 1 rankings for Restructuring and Insolvency and Labour and Employment. Joanne Brown is a new…Read More

01Dec2017

The Legal 500 2018 rankings are announced for Asia Pacific

Tanner De Witt is very pleased to be recommended again this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. We are very proud to…Read More

15Aug2017

Legal update: MPF Offset Mechanism

Under the current offset mechanism, an employer who is liable to pay an employee statutory severance pay (“SP”) or long service pay (“LSP”) is allowed to offset against the SP or LSP due to an employee,  the accrued value of benefits derived from: the employer’s…Read More

17May2017

Legal update: increase of Statutory Minimum Wage effective 1 May 2017

Employment Update (May 2017) Increase of Statutory Minimum Wage Effective from 1 May 2017, the rate of Statutory Minimum Wage has been raised to HK$34.50 per hour.  The monetary cap on the requirement of employers recording the total number of hours worked by employees has…Read More

17May2017

Legal update: Government resubmits proposal for Labour Tribunal to order compulsory re-instatement or re-engagement of unlawfully dismissed employees

Employment Update (May 2017) On 5 May 2017 the Government published in the Gazette the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2017, which is to be introduced into the Legislative Council for first and second readings on 17 May 2017.   This resubmits, with minor amendments, the proposal set…Read More

16Mar2017

Russell Bennett speaks at German Chamber of Commerce – March 2017

Tanner De Witt Partner Russell Bennett spoke to a group of SME business owners and professionals on Tuesday 14 March at the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Russell’s talk entitled Legal Implications of International Assignments covered important topics for expatriates working in Hong Kong…Read More

10Feb2017

Russell Bennett gives talk “Legal Insights On Employment Issues and Employee Moves”

Russell Bennett, Partner in Tanner De Witt’s Employment Practice, gave a talk on employment law entitled Legal Insights On Employment Issues and Employee Moves at the Hong Kong Club on Thursday 9 February. This event was well attended by labour industry professionals and topics covered…Read More

13Jan2017

Tanner De Witt recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2017

We are pleased to announce the results of the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2017. We are yet again ranked in Band 1 for our Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency practices and we have been promoted to Band 3 for our Litigation and Dispute…Read More

12Jan2017

Legal update: Manager In Charge Regime – ComplianceAsia

This is a Client Alert from ComplianceAsia. For employment and regulatory related legal enquiries please contact Russell Bennett. Introduction In January 2017, the SFC released a circular on clarifications to its current regime on senior management, expectations as to Board obligations of licensed firms and…Read More

06May2016

Tanner De Witt employment partner Kim Boreham joins panel discussion on Hong Kong’s expatriate workforce

Tanner De Witt Employment Partner Kim Boreham joined a panel discussion on the global expatriate workforce at the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting at the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong on May 4…Read More