Employment law issues in relation to COVID-19 are currently at the forefront with the unemployment rate constantly reaching its peak in view of the financial and operational difficulties posed by the pandemic on businesses. Small businesses are peculiarly vulnerable under the pandemic given the cashflow shortage and decreasing revenue with dampening consumer sentiment and the…

Malaysia is experiencing a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases with over 8,000 cases per day recently, and with over 70,000 active cases nationwide. ‘Total lockdown’ Amidst a third wave of COVID-19, Malaysia is under its third round of movement control order (MCO 3.0) since 12 May 2021. In view of the new variant of COVID-19…

With the latest spike in COVID cases, several news outlets have reported on Hong Kong government policy in the event a child or the parents test positive for COVID. We first addressed this issue in August 2020 after receiving several inquiries seeking assistance to plan for this contingency. Under the Prevention and Control of Disease…

Il fut un temps, pas si lointain où les cadeaux n’arrivaient «que» deux Il fois par an: aux anniversaires et à Noël. Un temps où il n’y avait pas de visites régulières dans les centres commerciaux pour se réapprovisionner en jouets. On pouvait parfois compter sur une surprise de mamie ou d’un autre membre de…

Like many children our age, presents “only” came twice a year:  birthdays and Christmas.  There were no random visits to malls to update our supply of toys.  Sure, there was the occasional surprise by a visiting gramma or relative, but the marker of the kid-year was your birthday as the warm-up with Christmas being the…

Facing the holidays under the threat of masks, hand sanitisers, and lockdown, it might be tough to feel excited about welcoming Santa into our homes, especially as we consider the experience of the little ones around us.  If we compare our own happy holiday memories filled with family to those of the ones our little…

Les Fêtes de fin d’année sont un moment privilégié pour la famille au sens large. Pour certains, c’est parfois la seule occasion dans l’année de se voir. Ces souvenirs sont précieux. Vos petits-enfants, nièces ou neveux n’auront cinq ans qu’une seule fois et ils grandissent si vite. Pour créer des souvenirs de famille amusants pendant…

The holidays are a special time for the extended family.  For some, it may be the one time a year they get to see the little ones.  And those memories are precious.  Your grandchild or niece or nephew will only be five once and they grow so terribly fast. To create some fun family memories…

A l’approche des fêtes de fin d’années, il semble difficile pour de nombreuses familles de se projeter et de pouvoir planifier comment et où se passeront ces fêtes sur fond de pandémie. Dans les familles dont les parents sont divorcés, il est très compliqué de pouvoir appliquer et respecter le droit de visite et d’hébergement…

With the holidays approaching, many families are making difficult decisions on how to celebrate in the midst of the pandemic.  For folks who have pre-arranged visitation agreements, particularly in cross-border matters, plans that have been set in place and agreed may get disrupted. With waves of virus increasing in some jurisdictions and mandatory quarantines in…

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