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  1. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    The Fertile Business Landscape in Myanmar
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-fertile-business-landscape-in-myanmar

    Myanmar is set to be the new focal point in Asia as its economy experiences robust growth rates. Legislative and economic reforms in recent years coupled with infrastructural improvements have encouraged foreign direct ...

  2. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Pregnancy discrimination, Summary dismissals and Testifying via video conference
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/pregnancy-discrimination-summary-dismissals-and-testifying-via-video-conference

    In September, the District Court handed down a decision which involved a pregnant domestic helper being summarily dismissed by her employer.

  3. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Prior warnings – a relevant factor in determining whether summary dismissal is justified?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/prior-warnings--a-relevant-factor-in-determining-whether-summary-dismissal-is-justified

    In October, the Court of First Instance handed down a decision which may shed light on the factors relevant to determining whether summary dismissal is justified.

  4. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Tax treatment of terminal payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/tax-treatment-of-terminal-payments

    In November, the Court of Final Appeal dismissed the Commissioner's appeal and reaffirmed the long-standing position that payments made in return for services of employment are taxable.

  5. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  6. Legal news
    20 March 2020
    Recent increase in Employment Pass (EP) minimum qualifying salary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/recent-increas-in-employment-pass-ep-minimum-qualifying-salary

    From 1 May 2020, the EP minimum qualifying salary will be raised from $3,600 to $3,900. For EP renewals, this increased threshold will apply from 1 May 2021.

  7. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    APAC Employment Law Update Jan 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/apac-employment-law-update-jan-2020

    In this issue of Bird & Bird's APAC Frontline, we will look back at the significant changes that came into effect in the last quarter across Australia, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Singapore