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  1. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    Frontline: APAC Employment Law Update May 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/frontline-apac-employment-law-update-april-2019

    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.

  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
    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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

  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
    18 January 2019
    Frontline: APAC Employment Law Update January 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/frontline-apac-employment-law-update-january-2019

    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.

  8. Legal news
    28 August 2019
    A move towards equality for same-sex couples
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/a-move-towards-equality-for-same-sex-couples

    In June, the Court of Final Appeal handed down a landmark decision which will allow same-sex couples who are legally married in other jurisdictions to enjoy the same tax benefits, and, within the civil service, the same ...

  9. Legal news
    24 October 2019
    Social Media & the Workforce - The Perils and Opportunities for Employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/social-media-and-the-workforce--the-perils-and-opportunities-for-employers

    Leaving all the legal complications aside, in this article we seek to categorise the key questions that clients ask us about the general challenges that social media is creating in the workplace and we share our ...

  10. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Wondergoal: Australian women’s football team score in securing equal pay
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/wondergoal-australian-womens-football-team-score-in-securing-equal-pay

    Earlier this month, a landmark deal between Australia’s football players’ union, the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) and the sport’s national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA), secured the ...