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The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: the final straw — employer entitled to take strict view in light of previous warnings
Before his dismissal, the claimant in Disotto Food Ltd v Carlos Santos for misconduct he had been given three warnings about his conduct.
In 2008, the regime for preventing illegal working in the UK was changed by the introduction of civil penalties under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: parental control: employees were TUPE transferred after share purchase by subsidiary
Jackson Lloyd employed 400 people working at various sites on social-housing maintenance. When JL got into financial difficulties, its shares were bought by a subsidiary of Mears Group.
This issue of Employment News focuses on the latest batch of employment reforms, including ACAS early claim conciliation and statutory discrimination questionnaires.
Employment News — 7 April 2014: High Court to the rescue. Restrictive covenant is re-written to make it work
The applicant employer in Prophet plc v Huggett sold specialist computer software for use in the fresh-produce industry.
Selecting someone for redundancy still needs to be clearly shown to be an objective and fair process.
Hogan Lovells has announced that it has been named as the 2014 International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Firm Winner for Italy.
Hogan Lovells has won the Chambers Global 2014 award for Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year for its strong performance in disputes throughout the year.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling striking down the aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Hogan Lovells has announced that Allen Pegg has re-joined the firm’s Miami office as counsel in its litigation practice.
The claimant in Kuehne and Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove was asked for her consent to be tested for cannabis use following what she was told was an anonymous tip-off.
Spot the difference — TUPE applied even though activities carried out in different way post transfer
The contract that was the subject of Qlog Ltd v O’Brien related to the transportation of cardboard packaging goods on behalf of a client.
Hogan Lovells’ intellectual property team has successfully represented Canyon Bicycles in protecting its rights against the ‘canyon.bike’ domain name.
A bank does not need to take into account the interests of a contractual counterparty when exercising its discretion on a ‘commercially reasonable’ basis.
A number of carers were employed by Allied to look after a vulnerable adult.
The two women who brought claims in the European Court both used surrogate mothers in order to have a child.
Employers have always been reluctant to pursue a civil claim against former employees for losses incurred as a result of their negligence or misconduct.
The ECJ has confirmed that a woman who has a child by a surrogate mother is not entitled to the benefit of EU pregnancy and maternity rights.
Hogan Lovells’ global dispute resolution practice has been promoted to Band 1 in Chambers Global 2014.