The key protection provided to all employees under the Employment Ordinance is the right to receive payment for work done
Employment law is ubiquitous. Our Employment Focus Week aims to provide an overview of the obligations owed by employers and the rights that are granted to employees.
The Employment (Amendment) (No.2) Ordinance comes into force on 19 Oct 2018 and gives some teeth to the under used remedy of ‘reinstatement’ or ‘re-engagement’
In the event of a dispute, usually regarding pay, benefits, dismissal or following a work place accident, the actual status of the worker can become extremely contentious.
The Hong Kong Employment Ordinance is silent on the matter of vicarious responsibility but, given it is a common law issue, Hong Kong employers are bound by it and should be conscious of its scope and application.