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Wrongful, unreasonable and unlawful dismissals in Hong Kong

This post was contributed by Marie Kwok, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Hong Kong In Hong Kong, the primary piece of employment legislation is the Employment Ordinance (EO), which sets out the minimum statutory entitlements for employees. The EO is applicable to all employees in Hong Kong, subject to limited exceptions. If an employer dismisses an … Continue reading

Restrictive covenants in Hong Kong

This post was contributed by Marie Kwok, Of Counsel, and Rebecca Hui, Associate, at Norton Rose Hong Kong Under Hong Kong law, restrictive covenants (e.g. non-compete and non-solicitation clauses) are prima facie unenforceable as they are restraints of trade and against public policy. However, the Courts have upheld certain restrictive covenants provided that the following requirements … Continue reading
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