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  1. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Proposed New Protections for Whistleblowers in the Private Sector

    The Australian Government has introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 ("Bill"), which creates broader protections for whistleblowers in the private sector

  2. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    The limitations on discretionary bonus clauses

    Employment contracts, particularly for senior or executive employees, often contain discretionary bonus clauses. Such clauses are generally drafted to give employers absolute discretion in respect of determining the ...

  3. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Interpreting the Termination of Maximum Term Contracts - More Protection for Employees?

    Mr Khayam was employed by Navitas English Pty Ltd ("Navitas") on a series of maximum term contracts, that is, contracts with a fixed end date, but which were terminable earlier in accordance with the provisions of the ...

  4. Legal news
    18 January 2019
    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.

  5. Legal news
    29 August 2017
    China Employment Law Update August 2017

    The Employment Status Report of Shanghai 2016 University Graduates was issued recently which sets out graduate employment conditions, including the term of labour contracts, average monthly salaries and the proportion ...

  6. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Striving towards greater equality

    Despite the current lack of specific legislation covering discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong courts have shown a shift towards greater recognition and protection of LGBT ...

  7. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Ascertaining an employee's intention behind misconduct in summary dismissal cases

    In the case of Cheung Chi Wah Patrick v Hong Kong Cement Co Ltd [2017] HKCU 2291, upon the employer's appeal of the Labour Tribunal's decision, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ("CFI") considered whether an ...

  8. Legal news
    25 September 2018
    Engaging with employees about their health and well-being

    The challenges associated with the management of mental health issues at work are many and varied. What happens in the case of a "presumed disability"?