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HK Employment Support Scheme

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government introduced the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) to “prevent massive layoffs and further worsening unemployment” where subsidies are disbursed in two tranches (June-August and September-November). A notable feature of the ESS is that employers are required to undertake not making redundancies, relying on the government’s subsidies to pay the …

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COVID-19 update

25 May 2020: The Judiciary announced today that the registries and accounts offices of the Family Court and the Small Claims Tribunal will return to normal operation from May 27 (Wednesday). All registry business for the above court and tribunal will be conducted within the normal operating hours, i.e. from 8.45am to 1pm and from …

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Company Law

A company is a legal entity separate from its owners or shareholders. Companies in Hong Kong issue shares to their shareholders Shareholders own the company proportionate to their shareholdings A Hong Kong company must be established and registered at the Companies Registry Shareholders have the authority to appoint directors who usually are responsible for running …

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Employment Law

Individual rights of employees in Hong Kong are governed by the Employment Ordinance. Employment law is a wide area of law, covering mainly matters within the workplace but also extends matters outside of the workplace. A contract of employment should exist between an employee and an employer. If such contract does not exist the courts …

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