Employment

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions 1080 718 Adam Hugill

The uncertainty regarding the enforceability of post-termination restrictions is gradually decreasing thanks to landmark cases. In particular, U.K. judgments still carry a strong impact on Hong Kong Courts.

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 1600 1006 Adam Hugill

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…

LGBT Rights: A Personal Story

LGBT Rights: A Personal Story 1277 679 Hugill & Ip

Angus Leung and Scott Adams discuss their fight for civil rights that resulted in progress for same-sex couples in Hong Kong: spousal benefits in civil service & joint tax returns.

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.

Immigration Focus Week: Immigration Offences and Penalties

Immigration Focus Week: Immigration Offences and Penalties 1200 800 Adam Hugill

Hong Kong’s immigration laws are strictly enforced by way of fines and, more usually, imprisonment.

Immigration Focus Week: Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and Other Types of Visa

Immigration Focus Week: Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and Other Types of Visa 700 1050 Adam Hugill

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is to provide admissions criteria under which applicants can reside and work in Hong Kong without a prior offer of local employment

Immigration Focus Week: Employment and Investment Visas in Hong Kong

Immigration Focus Week: Employment and Investment Visas in Hong Kong 1800 1044 Adam Hugill

Hong Kong immigration policy is designed to accommodate investors, entrepreneurs and working professionals. This contributes to making it one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the world.

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.

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

Asian Legal Business | #MeToo Leaving its Mark on Employment Law 1600 1006 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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