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Employers’ rights to collecting employee health data amid COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we move towards the end of the pandemic’s second year, it is becoming increasingly apparent that there will not be an end anytime soon. Collection of employee health data is likely to continue being a common feature in today’s workplaces. While the Privacy Commissioner of Personal Data has openly stated that Hong Kong’s data privacy laws should not be seen to hamper measures taken to combat COVID-19, employers are still expected to comply with such laws even in times like these. Where employers collect employee health data, data privacy laws will generally impose continuing duties on such employers in relation to the collection and handling of such data. It is therefore important for employers to refresh themselves as to the relevant data privacy principles to ensure ongoing compliance throughout the pandemic. ...

Is a career change from marketing to law viable?

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Is a mid-career move to law a risk worth taking?

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Changes to MPF ordinance will help those with terminal illnesses withdraw their savings early

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What protection do employees have if employers become insolvent in Hong Kong?

Success can be short-lived in today’s business environment, with much depending on how well a company is able to adapt and respond to change..... ...

Kering APAC president Carlo Imo’s legal training has given him the edge in building brands and creating capital

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Gall appoints Caroline McNally as head of the firm's matrimonial practice

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Mother in law

Victoria Lloyd, a partner at Ropes & Gray, says that having children should not bar women from pursuing successful legal careers, writes Liana Cafolla. ...

Putting a mediation career together peace by peace

Thanks to saturation advertising on television, radio and even public transport, mediation is in the spotlight, writes Melody TY Leung and Alice KY Wong. ...

Beware of going overboard on non-compete clauses

In uncertain times, protecting employee talent is firmly at the top of employers’ priority lists, writes Kathleen Healy. ...