Mayer Brown Employment & Benefits partners Duncan Abate and Hong Tran (both Hong Kong) predict few employers will move forward with mass employee COVID-19 testing. According to Duncan and Hong, once employers carry out individual risk assessments, many will likely avoid making testing a requirement, outside of those in the most at-risk industries.

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Angela SY Yim, Partner, and Phoebe MC Fok, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown, evaluate recent amendments to health and safety regulations in Hong Kong, and suggest a number of practical measures to prioritise workplace safety.

Amendments to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX)’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide took effect

Mayer Brown partner Terence Tung is quoted in The Times regarding China’s recent steps using the pandemic to impose a national security law that may threaten Hong Kong’s special legal status.

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Companies affected by the Hong Kong government’s shutdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to win business interruption insurance or force majeure claims after a record payout in the past health crisis, experts said.

Depending on the exact wording of the policy, the triggers for coverage are that there must be the closure of

The Hong Kong Government announced on 8 April 2020 the second round of Anti-epidemic Fund measures which included an HK$80 billion Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) to help employers retain employees and avoid redundancies. Details of the ESS are outlined in our Legal Update on MayerBrown.com.

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On 8 April 2020, the Government announced an HK$80 billion Employment Support Scheme (“ESS“) to help employers retain employees and avoid redundancies. As discussed in Mayer Brown’s Update “COVID-19 – Government Support for Employers in Hong Kong” from yesterday, one of the key terms upon which the Government will provide wage

The Hong Kong SAR Government has announced on 19 March 2020, 1 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 various Anti-epidemic Fund measures to relieve financial burdens of the construction sector caused by COVID-19. Details of the measures are outlined in our Legal Update on MayerBrown.com.

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