This newsletter has links to media releases, reports, standards, cases and legislation relating to work health & safety.
The employee's conduct unambiguously justified termination of his employment, but it did not justify summary dismissal.
HR Managers need to know, and act on, their employer's legal HR obligations, regardless of the employer's express wishes.
Failing to properly investigate conflicting medical reports when firing an employee has resulted in unfair dismissal.
Here are 10 of the most common ways in which underpayment contraventions occur, and the relevant adverse repercussions.
Mayer Brown JSM
Hong Kong's Labour Department has commenced a public consultation on the draft Code of Practice (Code) for Employment Agencies.
The Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) ("Competition Ordinance") came into full effect on December 14, 2015.
Companies and organizations include "restrictive covenants" in employment agreements, to protect their trade secrets, confidential information and human resources.
The government permits employers to manage own provident fund schemes, provided they comply with certain conditions.
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The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of statutory bonus to eligible employees. The bonus payable is to be determined on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity of the establishment.
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Perspective Similar to any other valid contract, and employment contract is also based on an offer, acceptance, consideration, competent parties, legal object and free consent.
Removing the requirement to employ a minimum of 10 local employees for every foreign employee employed.
On December 1, 2015, the Amended Industrial Safety and Health Act ("Amended Act") regarding stress checks came into force in Japan.
An employer's failure to deal with bullying could lead to legal liability, and an employee could face personal liablity.
The Act places workplace obligations - to take care of their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others.
The Prepared Produce case shows that health and safety fines seem to be getting higher, particularly for repeat offences.
A director, partner or officer can be charged independently of the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).
A recent Worksafe prosecution is a timely reminder of the requirement not to obstruct an investigation into an incident.
The Singapore government has announced reorganization plans, with two reconstituted statutory boards looking into employment-related matters expected to be formed by the end of 2016.
On December 23, 2015, the Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress, and Singapore National Employers Federation issued the "Tripartite Advisory on Managing Workplace Harassment."