Our e-bulletin this month starts in the PRC where the Supreme People’s Court published seven guiding employment cases which will be used as reference by people’s courts at all levels when trying similar cases. Click here to read a summary of those cases. In Indonesia, we take a look at a guidance issued by the Directorate General of Industrial Relations and Manpower Social Security on government notification obligations upon employment termination; click here to read the summary. In Hong Kong, the recent District Court decision in Chow Kai Yan v Kingsway Cars T Service Ltd  HKDC 165 confirmed that an employee who suffered a stroke at work had not sustained an “injury by accident” which would entitle them to statutory compensation. Read that case update here.
Our Asia Comparative Article this month considers restrictions in background checks, medical checks and the use of AI in recruitments across the region. Compare the rules in Singapore, the PRC, Hong Kong and Indonesia here. Our Compliance Check this month looks at Cambodia where the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a notification requiring employers to complete an online declaration that they are compliant with labour laws on a semi-annual basis. Make sure your company is compliant here.
We are also pleased to announce a four-part employment data privacy seminar series which will kick off next month. The series focuses on data privacy considerations which impact the employment life cycle, from hiring to firing. The seminars will be in-person so places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Click here to save your seat!
For further information, please contact:
Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills