Working hours in Hong Kong are notoriously long and demanding. It may therefore come as no surprise that Hong Kong was recently ranked 45th out of a list of 50 cities in work-life balance and was ranked overall as the top overworked city[1]. With modern technology enabling employees to have access to work resources remotely, some…

With the advancement of technology, we become more and more familiar with online payment and transaction. At the same time, the convenience of Internet transfer brings along the acceleration in the number of multiple-jurisdictional cyber fraud cases. In this article, we wish to share our observations from cases that we have worked on and provide…

The Employment Bill of 2019, passed by Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, introduced new maternity benefits for female employees, which are aimed at improving their welfare. On December 11, 2020, the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 took effect, increasing the mandatory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks. The Hong Kong Labour Department also announced that employers…

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…

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