|As workplaces in Singapore return to full occupancy and a relaxation of mask wearing, we are pleased to share the latest edition of our Asia employment law e-bulletin. This month we start with Hong Kong and recent developments in the mental health and discrimination space. Read the summary of C v The Chinese University of Hong Kong here. Over in the PRC our dual language article focusses on the development of a new trade secrets law. Read that update here. In Singapore, we take a look at the case of Dong Wei v Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd and whether the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence can be relied on in the employment context (spoiler alert: it’s not clear, but not looking great). Read the summary here.|
Our Compliance Check focusses on the use of fixed term contracts in Thailand and the risk of permanent employment. Make sure your business is compliant here. Our Asia Comparative Article this month looks at outsourcing arrangements across the region and the deemed co-employment risks. Compare the rules in Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines here.
Finally, for all those celebrating, Eid Mubarak & Selamat Hari Raya Aidul Fitri from the Asia EPI team at Herbert Smith Freehills.
As always, if we can assist with any of your employment law needs across the region, please do reach out.
Fatim Jumabhoy, Herbert Smith Freehills