Friday 13 July will be the day on which the new provisions concerning calculation of certain statutory benefits will come into force. This gives employers less than 2 months to revise their payroll systems. JSM has prepared a note to assist employers in this process.

Full Update

We have prepared a note on the implications of the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2007. This is available from the following link:

JSM Note on Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 

There are a number of questions which remain unanswered. These include:

  • what happens when an employee moves from full time to part time, or vice versa (or otherwise changes his or her working hours)?
  • where an employee is paid monthly how do you calculate whether an employee receives his or her "full wages" for a day of leave?

No doubt these questions (and plenty more) will be decided by the courts in due course.

For further information, please contact:

Name: Duncan A. W. Abate
Position: Partner, Head of Employment and Employee Benefits Group
Phone: +852 2843 2203
Fax: +852 2103 5066

Name: Anita W. C. Lam
Position: Senior Associate
Phone: +852 2843 4536
Fax: +852 2103 5158

Name: Hong Tran
Position: Senior Associate
Phone: +852 2843 4233
Fax: +852 2103 5070