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  1. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Employment Support Scheme - improvement measures and further clarifications on 12 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-improvement-measures-and-further-clarifications

    On 12 May 2020, the Government unveiled details concerning the latest arrangements for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS). Employers and self-employed persons will be able to apply online starting from 25 May 2020.

  2. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Hong Kong: Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/protection-under-the-employees-compensation-ordinance-for-employees-contracting-covid-19

    According to a report dated 1 May 2020 issued by the Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, as of 30 April 2020, there were 74 confirmed cases in which individuals had contracted COVID-19 potentially as a result of their ...

  3. Legal news
    19 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Further implementation details on 18 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/hong-kong-update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme

    On 18 May 2020, the Government introduced the detailed implementation plan for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS), the application of which will start at 7:00 am on Monday, 25 May 2020 via the ESS Online Portal.

  4. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Update: Further Clarification to Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme on 20 April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/further-clarification-to-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-on-20-april-2020

    The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved funding on 18 April 2020 to launch the HK$81 billion Employment Support Scheme (ESS) as soon as possible.

  5. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Heightened Workplace Safety Requirements in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-employment-update-heightened-workplace-safety-requirements-in-singapore

    W.e.f. from 20 March 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requires companies to put in place safe distancing measures to reduce physical interactions amongst employees.

  6. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Prevention of Loss of Jobs - Government Wage Grants for Singapore Employers and other Relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-employment-update-prevention-of-loss-of-jobs-government-wage-grants-for-singapore-employers

    Singapore announced a supplementary budget to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19. Such measures also include, sector specific support for businesses in Aviation, Tourism, Land Transport, Maritime and Arts ...

  7. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    Singapore: Updates on retrenchment benefits during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-updates-on-retrenchment-benefits-during-covid-19

    Further to our article first published on 14 May 2020, here is an update on the current situation in view of COVID-19, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") has issued an Advisory on retrenchment benefits payable to ...

  8. Legal news
    24 April 2020
    COVID-19: Extension of the Circuit Breaker in Singapore and what it means for Employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-extension-of-the-circuit-breaker-in-singapore-and-what-it-means-for-employers

    On 21 April 2020, the Multi-Ministry taskforce announced that fewer businesses will be allowed to operate during the Circuit Breaker which has been extended to 1 June 2020 (inclusive). Apart from the suspension of ...

  9. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Suspension of Majority of Workplace Activities until 4 May 2020 in Singapore– Implementing your Business's Work-from-Home Policy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/suspension-of-majority-of-workplace-activities-until-4-may-2020-in-singapore

    On 3 April 2020, the Singapore government announced the strictest measures to-date to limit the spread of COVID-19. Among these measures are the mandatory suspension of all businesses, with the exception of "Essential ...

  10. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Updates to the Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment and further guidelines on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/guidelines-for-employers-and-employees-on-the-collection-and-use-of-personal-data-covid-19

    1. Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment 2. National Wages Council 2020/2021 Guidelines (W.e.f 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021) 3. Mandatory Notifications on Cost-Saving ...