Category: Labour

Employer Obligations during Quarantine

Omicron sub-variant BA. 5.2.1 cases have been detected in China and cities across China are continuing to contain related omicron and sub-variant cluster breakouts through epidemic control and prevention measures ('Measures'). Specifically, those positive cases are quarantined for medical observation and close contacts or secondary contracts of the positive cases face temporary lockdown measures. For…

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Hong Kong Employment

Enforcing Post-termination Restrictions in Employment Contracts Employers may consider utilising post-termination restrictions (‘PTR’) in employment contracts to safeguard their business. Specifically, PTR is a common legal tool to prevent senior employees from damaging the interests of the company, actions include working for competitors, soliciting clients or suppliers, and poaching employees after departing the company. Employees…

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UPDATED:Preparing for employees returning to work after Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is usually a time for many Chinese citizens to return home and celebrate the new year. However, amidst the ongoing pandemic and domestic cases, only necessary travel is encouraged during the Chinese New Year. Provincial and municipal governments across China have issued local travel restrictions, nucleic test requirements, and mandatory quarantine for…

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Addressing the gender imbalance in China: Creating meaningful change and not empty campaigns

Working as a professional woman can be challenging. Worldwide, the ratio of women compared to men in corporations is relatively low, and women in leadership positions are heavily underrepresented. Professional women often face cultural challenges in balancing their family responsibilities and career development. Traditionally, women are expected by their families to be the primary caregiver.…

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