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Hong Kong's Legislative Council approves Employment Ordinance amendments to address employment issues arising from anti-epidemic measures

Published on 16 June 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

On 15 June 2022, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 ("Bill"), which was gazetted earlier in February this year. The purpose of the Bill is to address employment-related issues arising from the government's anti-epidemic measures.

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How should employers protect personal data? A review of the Nikkei data breach

Published on 13 June 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

The recent investigation report on the hacking of the email systems of Nikkei China (Hong Kong) Limited ("Nikkei") published by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") on 17 February 2022 is a helpful reminder to employers to protect against cyberattacks and ensure compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (the "Ordinance").

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How to prevent discrimination in the Workplace: practical advice for Hong Kong employers

Published on 17 May 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

Hong Kong law prohibits discrimination in the workplace. Unless an exemption applies, it is unlawful to directly or indirectly discriminate on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding, disability, family status and race (each a "protected characteristic").

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Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update – Government announces new round of Employment Support Scheme

Published on 27 April 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

The Government has at last finalized the details of the new round of Employment Support Scheme ("2022 ESS"). The purpose of the 2022 ESS to offer limited time financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises through providing wage subsidies to encourage enterprises to increase employment and to retain employees who would otherwise be made redundant.

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The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 and what it means in light of the potential citywide lockdown

Published on 04 March 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

In an attempt to further curb the soaring number of daily cases of coronavirus infections, in addition to the vaccine pass scheme, Hong Kong may be facing its first citywide lockdown later this month. In light of these anti-epidemic measures, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the "Bill") was gazetted on 25 February 2022, which sought to strike a balance between implementing various anti-epidemic measures to protect public health and preserving employees' statutory rights and benefits.

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Proposed amendments the Employment Ordinance announced by the government on Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Published on 10 February 2022. By Andrea Randall, Partner and Lillian Wong, Associate

Unvaccinated persons will be banned from entering an additional six types of premises, namely shopping malls, department stores, religious venues, supermarkets, wet markets and hair salons under a "vaccine pass" scheme, which is to be launched later this month on 24 February 2022. From 24 February 2022 onwards, only persons who received at least the first dose will be allowed to enter regulated premises using the LeaveHomeSafe app and presenting their vaccination record.

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