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Employment

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Lydia Purdy

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Transcript of Employment

Job discrimination
Employment laws and Employee Rights in Hong Kong
Employment


Lydia Purdy
Eyo Guzman

Rest Days
Holidays with Pay
Paid Annual Leave
Sickness Allowance
Maternity Protection
Severance Payment
Long Service Payment
Employment Protection
Termination of Employment Contract
Protection Against Anti-Union Discrimination


+16 Over Only!
Miminimum wage $28
Appearances
How These Laws Affect MTR
sexual orientation
Language
expensive
time consuming
good reputation
increases motivation
increases productivity
Wage protection
Disability discrimination
Family status discrimination
Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance
Personal Data
Race/Sex discrimination
Trade Unions Ordinance
Comparison between UK & HK employment laws
Laws
Benefits
Are the Laws strict enough?
Not giving employees their compensation
Firing the worker before they receive their payment
Change benefits/retirement pension
Unclear contract/payment
Unfair Dismissal
How firms might break the laws
Lies
Persuasion
Manipulation
Consumer protection laws in Hong Kong
Laws that should be improved
Wages
Training
Age
Health and Safety
Job discrimination
Pregnancy
Class/Family Status
Verbal abuse
Harassment
age discrimination 2006
maternity/paternity leave payment
>pregnancy discrimination
large-scale redundancies-must talk with trade union leaders first - pg 85
unfair dismissals heard by independent lawyers
Hours UK-48 hrs a week
Sources
http://www.agediscrimination.info/international/Pages/HongKong.aspx

http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/legislat/content2.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18534028

http://www.bakermckenzie.com/files/Publication/285587ce-cedf-4dce-aa9d-40428c1f308f/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/6ea890ae-1f61-4cce-913d-5136114a553d/nl_hk_employmentlawupdate_jan11.pdf
health and safety laws> UK Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Employees under 18:
48 hrs a week, 6 days, no more than 5hrs of continuous work

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1257847/hong-kong-lags-government-regulations-workers-health-and-safety
Cathay Pilots
– Court Rules that 49ers Were Not Wrongfully Dismissed and Substantially Reduces Damages for Defamation
In the latest development in the long-running dispute between Cathay Pacific and certain of its former pilots (popularly referred to as the “49ers”), the Court of Appeal has recently reversed the finding of the Court of First Instance that Cathay pilots were wrongfully dismissed. The Court also substantially reduced the amount of damages awarded to the pilots for defamation.
Goods perishing before sale but after agreement to sell
Agreement to sell at valuation
Damages for non-delivery
Interest and special damages
Remedies for breach of warranty
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