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Managing your Employees in both China and Hong Kong - from Recruitment to Termination
Elsie Chan, Senior Associate, Deacons
Helen Liao, Senior Associate, Deacons
Date: 21 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: I (Intermediate)
For delegates who have prior knowledge of the subject area
Language: Cantonese 粵語
Fee: HK$ 1,570
Accreditation: 3 CPD pts (Accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong)
Ref: L17EM04
Venue: Learning Commons
Unit 903, 9/F,
Euro Trade Centre,
21-23 Des Voeux Road,
Central, Hong Kong
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Presenter's Biography:

Elsie specializes in advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters in Hong Kong.

In the Legal 500's inaugural ranking of Next Generation Lawyers, Elsie was ranked as the "ones to watch" in the Employment Area in 2016. This is a recognition of her professionalism and leading market status in the Hong Kong employment law field. Her experience includes:

.drafting, negotiating and advising on employment agreements and executive benefit packages, and employment policies. She has extensive experience in revamping clients' employment related documentations for compliance purpose;

.advising on all aspects of employment law in Hong Kong including employee protection, benefits, maternity leave and sickness allowance requirements, severance and long service payments and termination requirements;

.advising on employment matters upon mergers and acquisitions of companies, transfers of business undertakings and restructuring of corporate entities;

.advising on the various discrimination ordinances (Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Disability Discrimination Ordinance and the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance) applying in Hong Kong and on claims at the Equal Opportunities Commission. She also conduct employee investigations for sexual harassment complaint for her clients;

.advising on employment disputes, including preparation of documents relating to Labour Tribunal actions;

.advising clients in relation to industrial disputes; and

.advising on rights and obligations under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, and access to employee data, and drafting all relevant documents.

Helen Liao focuses on PRC employment law and has over 12 years of experience in the practice. She advises multinational companies on employment compliance issues involving employers in the PRC and Hong Kong. Her clients cover a broad range of sectors, including the airline, telecommunications, media, supermarket, fuel, construction, retail and financial services industries. As a dual-qualified lawyer in both the PRC and Hong Kong, Helen has a particular focus on cross-border employment arrangements, immigration and complex multi-jurisdictional labour issues arising from global talent mobility and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing situations and other reorganisations.

Prior to joining the firm, Helen worked as a senior editor for a prestigious international online legal knowhow service provider. Before that, she had been in private practice for nearly 10 years in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Hong Kong at the offices of both international and top-tier PRC law firms.

Helen is recognised by World Bank as an "expert" on China employment law for her regular contributions to the IFC-World Bank's global "Doing Business" project. She has also been active in delivering public seminars in English, Cantonese and Mandarin to various HR management organisations and key MNC clients in respect of recent developments in the China and HK employment law practice.

  • Who is the employer?
  • Things to note at recruitment stage
  • Employee or independent contractor?
  • Things to note on visa application
  • Cross boarder engagement - secondment or dual employment?
  • Essential provisions in an employment contract Holidays - sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave End of year bonus Social Insurance/MPF Benefits arrangement for dual employment Termination during probation Mode of termination Termination payments Unlawful termination and the consequences Restrictive Covenants and cross border enforcement

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