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Two experts from KPMG will discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing companies arising from the changing workplace, employees' expectations and the tight job market. They will also highlight some of the key tax considerations that employers and HR professionals should weigh regarding staff termination in reference to some recent tax case(s) – including Heath Brian Zarin v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2021] HKCFI 1846. These court cases reaffirm the key principles and their application to share-based terminal payments.

While most companies regularly review their manpower needs, policies and payroll budgets, what is unique this year is increasingly more employees are also reassessing their career expectations and needs. Given the dramatic shift in how and where we work under the new normal, employers and HR professionals need new strategies to retain and attract talent.

Complicating this challenge for some companies is the need to restructure their local and regional talent pools, which can lead to disputes and taxation issues. As such, employers should consider not only the cost of termination, but also the way that contracts and agreements are reached, structured, and documented, as they may affect tax outcomes.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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David Siew

Partner, People Services, KPMG China

David is a KPMG Partner having over 15 years of experience working with international clients and organisations across a broad range of people and mobility matters.  As the leader of the company’s People Services team in China, David and his team provide solutions across Tax, Immigration, Reward and Recruitment with taxation as his core specialty.

Michelle Hui

Director, Executive Search and Recruitment, KPMG China

Michelle is a Director in KPMG Executive Recruitment team who heads the services operation. She has over 20 years of experience in human resources, executive searches, structured assessment and selection process.  Michelle is also a global career development facilitator and a member of the Advisory board of HR Summit & Expo Hong Kong. She works with the clients’ recruitment board, selection panel and senior management to recruit director level talent and assess internal and external candidates.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/09/23 11:00 to 12:30
Venue In person at Chamber Theatre/ Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Ankie Pang
Tel: 2823 1237
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