One does not usually think of human resources as an area of risk in competition law. Indeed, until recently, competition law enforcement in the human resources field has been rare. But recent litigation against certain non-poaching agreements among major Silicon Valley employers serve as a reminder that competition law applies with equal force in the labour market.
Hong Kong's first cross-sector competition law will likely come into force at the end of 2015. It introduces a range of prohibitions on restrictive agreements that will affect the way competing businesses operating in Hong Kong interact with each other, including interactions between employers in Hong Kong in relation to employment-related matters such as wages, benefits and allowances etc.
Are you prepared for the full implementation of the Competition Ordinance? Come join us, in collaboration with the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong, for an interactive seminar on how the Competition Ordinance will impact the human resources field.
The seminar will look at:
- The status of the Ordinance
- The competition rules and enforcement structure
- The potential impact of the Ordinance on HR
- Tips for compliance.
Mayer Brown JSM
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10 Chater Road, Central
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