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Under Hong Kong's employment legislation, it is to the benefits of employers to navigate potential pitfalls to prevent employment conflicts or unreasonable complaints resulting from employee's misunderstanding or misbehaviours.

This practical workshop will examine some common court cases relating to employees' behaviours and offer advises on employers' actions to avoid the risks.

Course content:
Common situations when managing employees
• Effective methods and procedures for recruiting, selecting and interviewing employees
• Legal issues concerning probation period and staff injury
• What are the essential elements to be incorporated in "Code of Conduct" and how to monitor its implementation?
• How to prevent staff misbehaviour and conduct "Disciplinary actions"?
• Legal issues when handling sick leave and maternity leave application
• How to prevent invasion of privacy or other discrimination laws?
• Common legal issues when issuing verbal and written warnings at work
• What should employer pay attention to when dismissing employees or conducting the "summary dismissal"?

Analysis of court cases
• Is it lawful for employer to monitor employee at the workplace?
• Can employer conduct surveillance on employee's private message?
• Can employer request employee to "resign" as cost-saving measures?
• What are the legal impacts of incorporating "Post-employment Restrictions" in the employment contract, so as to protect the legitimate interests of employer?
• Legal issues regarding "Confidential Information" during and after the employment period

Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please bring along a negative PCR or RAT test result when attending physically.
- Food and beverages will not be provided during the event.
- All visitors must scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code at the entrance and undergo body temperature checks.

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.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Albert So, Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre

Honorary Professor, University Lecturer, Executive Committee Member of International Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), Accredited Mediator, Accredited Family Mediator, Arbitrator, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Financial Crimes Specialist, Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Honorary Legal Advisor of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Long Love Integrated Family Services Centre)

Legal Columnist; President of Law Society of One Belt One Road; Chairman of Wealth Succession Planning Association; 2018 Best Global Trust Lawyer

BEng(Hons); LLB(Hons); PCLL(HKU); PGCert(Cambridge); ExeEd(Harvard); MHKIoD; FHKMAAC; FHKIArb; FRAS, Fellow of International Bar Association; Honorary Legal Advisor

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2022/12/07 09:30 to 17:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Fee Members @ HK$1,600 / Non-Members @ HK$2,100
+$50 for booking offline
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.
- Participants agree to indemnify the Chamber and the hosting party all liabilities for property damage, physical injury or death in relation to this event. Participants are advised to take their own insurance against all risks.

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