Employment

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements 1200 675 Hugill & Ip

Although Hong Kong boasts that it is Asia’s World City, in many respects it has fallen behind most developed jurisdictions, not least on the issue of protection from discrimination and…

Protection from Discrimination and HIV Status

Protection from Discrimination and HIV Status 1800 1200 Adam Hugill

In Hong Kong HIV status is protected as a being a disability under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace 1080 720 Adam Hugill

In Hong Kong four different ordinances protect against discrimination on the grounds of sex, pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability and race.

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong 1280 680 Matthew Love

A few landmark cases in hong Kong have allowed same-sex couples to apply for dependent visas, to receive spousal benefits in the civil service and to jointly file tax returns.

Discrimination and HIV Status

Discrimination and HIV Status 1276 678 Adam Hugill

In Hong Kong you cannot be denied employment or be discriminated because of your HIV status. Such protections also extend to your associates.

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace 1273 678 Adam Hugill

Adam Hugill on legal protections against in Hong Kong related to sex, pregnancy, disability, family status, race. And lack of progress in legislation on sexual orientation.

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!)

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!) 1200 675 Adam Hugill

Leung and QT and a handful of past cases show that on the issue of same-sex and minority rights, where the legislature fears to tread, Hong Kong Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human rights of freedom from discrimination.

Mental Health Issues and Employment Law in Hong Kong

Mental Health Issues and Employment Law in Hong Kong 1200 739 Adam Hugill

The delicate mental health of many Hongkongers is being deteriorated by an unhealthy office culture that supports long working hours

Impact of the Latest Changes to Contributions to MPF Schemes and Private Health Insurance

Impact of the Latest Changes to Contributions to MPF Schemes and Private Health Insurance 1200 800 Adam Hugill

New legislation in Hong Kong is introducing additional salary tax deductions for voluntary payments to retirement funds and for taking up private health insurance

Asian Legal Business | #MeToo Leaving its Mark on Employment Law

Asian Legal Business | #MeToo Leaving its Mark on Employment Law 1400 788 Hugill & Ip

Since the start of the #MeToo movement, organizations throughout Asia have reported increased numbers of complaints about sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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