Manpower CommitteeCommittee Activities


Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 in the Wake of Covid-19

Hong Kong’s Employment Ordinance was recently updated to address issues arising from the Government’s Covid-19 prevention measures.

At a webinar on 28 July, Michael Szeto, Partner at ONC Lawyers, detailed the key developments arising from the legislative amendments. For example, employers now have the right to dismiss an employee for refusing to be vaccinated in the absence of a medical waiver. He also touched on the practical implications of the new law for employers and employees, including whether employers can require employees to conduct tests or be vaccinated, whether employers can dismiss unvaccinated employees and whether employees can insist on working from home.


Employment and Talent Trends Today

The outlook for the 2022 employment market is optimistic, with expectations of an overall increase in headcount, according to the Hong Kong Executive Salary Outlook 2022 from KPMG.

At a hybrid event on 7 June, two experts from KPMG -- David Siew, Partner, People Services, and Michelle Hui, Director, Executive Search and Recruitment -- shared the key findings from the report and discussed some sector-specific observations and trends.

The speakers also discussed the growing opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, and how businesses should research the different GBA cities’ policies to ensure they benefit from the manpower-related tax incentives that are available.

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