Legal Updates

High Court Judge Confirms HOS Authority’s Policy Is Discriminatory

High Court Judge Confirms HOS Authority’s Policy Is Discriminatory 800 533 Alfred Ip

Justice Chow confirms Housing Authority’s policies on adding occupants & transferring ownership of HOS flats constituted unlawful discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

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Human Resources Online | How to prevent discrimination against breastfeeding at the workplace

Human Resources Online | How to prevent discrimination against breastfeeding at the workplace 1200 800 Adam Hugill

On 19 June 2021 amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance came into effect extending protection prohibiting discrimination on the ground of breastfeeding

LexisNexis | Penalties for Data Privacy Breaches

LexisNexis | Penalties for Data Privacy Breaches 800 568 Hugill & Ip

The lack of a mandatory data breach notification provides an additional difficulty to pursue remedies – proposals to amend the PDPO will address such issues

Proposed Amendments of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Proposed Amendments of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance 600 397 Carmen Tang

When can we expect proposed amendments of the PDPO, if passed, to enhance the protection of personal data privacy in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Economic Times | 港企私隱意識增 加強培訓添保障

Hong Kong Economic Times | 港企私隱意識增 加強培訓添保障 800 600 Hugill & Ip

Hong Kong companies’ privacy awareness rises, strengthening training to enhance protections.

HR Magazine | Getting HR ready for 2021

HR Magazine | Getting HR ready for 2021 1200 792 Hugill & Ip

HR Magazine spoke with Adam Hugill for advice on what HR should be aware of legally in terms of the new requirements for paid statutory maternity leave, and handling leave during WFH, quarantine and in times of limited businesses.

Taylor Vinters | Maternity and Paternity Leave Changes

Taylor Vinters | Maternity and Paternity Leave Changes 1600 1131 Hugill & Ip

The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 increases the period of paid statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks

Immigration Update: Visa Renewal / Extension of Stay

Immigration Update: Visa Renewal / Extension of Stay 1800 1044 Adam Hugill

New arrangements have been put in place for Hong Kong non-permanent residents – who are currently outside Hong Kong – and whose visas have expired or will expire soon

Maternity Leave Amendments Take Effect Today

Maternity Leave Amendments Take Effect Today 1600 583 Hugill & Ip

Steps forward have been implemented on statutory maternity and paternity leave in Hong Kong

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law 1800 1209 Alfred Ip

A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.

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