As mentioned in our earlier posts, we will be featuring contributions from our global Employment & Benefits team on this blog, highlighting particular topics and issues of interest to UK employers with operations overseas.
Here is some recent commentary and guidance from our Employment & Benefits team in Hong Kong:
- Our Employment & Benefits team in Hong Kong produce the “Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review”, a publication covering 15 jurisdictions in Asia. The twenty-fourth edition flags the anticipated employment law developments during the second quarter of 2019, highlighting some of the major changes to look out for in 2019.
- Following case law in 2018, in June 2019, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal took a further step towards internationally accepted norms by making it unlawful for the Hong Kong government to provide lower benefits to a spouse in a same-sex marriage than to a spouse in a heterosexual marriage. This recent update from Employment & Benefits partners Duncan Abate and Hong Tran provides more information about this key development.
- On 4 April 2019, the Hong Kong government published the long-awaited Occupational Retirement Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2019. This update from Duncan Abate and Hong Tran provides a flavour of the more important consequences of the legislation and some of the concerns arising from the changes.
- In addition to the above, this follow-up update from Duncan Abate and Hong Tran dives deeper into the Bill to identify three of the ugliest or weirdest “devils” in the detail of the Bill.