Asia Employment, Pensions And Incentives Update January 2020.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Labour & Employment

15 January, 2020


Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at:


  • a recent case in the Singapore High Court that looks at the difference between employees and independent contractors;
  • the proposed changes to the maternity leave entitlements in Hong Kong, including increasing leave from 10 to 14 weeks;
  • various amendments to Vietnam’s labour code that will come into force on 1 January 2021;
  • the effect of the increase in the number of public holidays in China for 2020, on salary calculations; and
  • comparison between how courts view restraint of trade clauses in Hong Kong, Japan and Indonesia.


Finally, for readers in Singapore, we will be hosting a breakfast seminar on 12 February, giving an overview of PRC employment laws. To register, please click here


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For further information, please contact:


Fatim Jumabhoy, Herbert Smith Freehills

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