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Legal considerations for the HR professionals

Bite-size learning to bring HR professionals up to speed with Hong Kong employment law

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How does it work

Legal considerations are often at the forefront of a HR professional’s role of protecting both the employee and employer. From hiring staff, to navigating entitlements and health and safety, workforce management can be strewn with difficult decisions and legal complexities.

This course will provide HR leaders with the outline to the legalities behind work force management within the Hong Kong SAR, to ensure HR Professionals are best placed to protect the interests of themselves, employees and employers.

Designed by Human Resources Online, a pan-Asia media & events brand that is passionate about the progression of HR, this online course aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Know what the statutory entitlements are for staff in Hong Kong

  • How to make sure your company is legally prepared for remote work

  • Know what is covered by the Employment Compensation Ordinance

  • Develop a strong understanding of Hong Kong’s discrimination ordinance

  • Understand the correct way to execute redundancies and terminations

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Understand and implement a framework to correctly deploy pre-screening checks

  • Know what the best practice is for drawing up employee contracts

  • How to effectively calculate wage components of staff

  • Develop strong confidentiality agreements to protect workforce and company

  • Understand what the legal obligations are during redundancy and termination of contract

Course content

  • Video recordings and teachings from a leading expert
  • Prepared simulation and exercises
  • Materials for reference and self study
  • Case studies and best practices that prepare you for situations you may face


Hong Tran

Mayer Brown

Joe Choy

Senior Associate
Mayer Brown

Jezamine Fewins

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Kimberly Ann Dasse

Senior Associate, JC Legal

Course Syllabus

Module  1

Staff verification and entitlements

You will learn:

  • What are the statutory entitlements for employees in the SAR

  • An overview of the Employment Ordinance (EO)

  • About effective pre-employment screening and verification

  • What are best practices when drafting employment contracts

  • About confidentiality agreements

  • How best to calculate the components of wage

    • Statutory holiday pay

    • Statutory annual leave pay

    • End-of-year payment

    • Sickness allowance

    • Maternity leave pay

    • Paternity leave pay

    • Wages in lieu of notice

Module  2

Health and safety and compensation

You will learn:

  • What are an employer’s obligation under the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and common law duty of care?

  • What is the Employee Compensation Ordinance (ECO)?

  • Who is covered by the ordinance, and who is not

  • The coverage afforded to accident or occupational disease while in the workplace

  • Where the responsibilities lie for employees and employer when it comes to notification of incidents

  • The process for claims settlements

Module  3

Legal obligations behind remote working

You will learn:

  • What the legal obligations are for working remotely

  • How to make your company insurance fit for purpose; what to look for in your policy

  • How to appropriate resources efficiently and where should limits be applied when financially preparing a staff member for remote work

  • To evaluate employee contracts to make sure they are valid for a work from home environment

Module  4

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation

You will learn:

  • An overview of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

    • What is the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and what does it cover?

    • Latest are the latest developments to the Sexual Discrimination Ordinance (SDO)

    • The Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO)

    • Who is covered by the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (FSDO

  • Guidelines to set up internal complaints processes

  • How should HR professionals react: the dos and don’ts when conducting an investigation and gathering evidence

  • When should an employer consider terminating a contract and due process

Module  5

Terminating contracts

You will learn:

  • Redundancy: What are the employer’s legal obligations when making an employee redundant?

  • What are some additional things an employer should consider?

  • Dismissal: Termination of contract and legal entitlements

  • Best practices for conducting a termination meeting

  • Best practices for drafting a termination letter

  • How to calculate entitlements and compensation

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For more details, contact:
Cyrus Ching
[852] 2861 1882  
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