Rise of Formal Grievances in the Workplace
The COVID pandemic jolted society in every country and changed our perceptions in profound ways, but in the UK it also jolted the foundation of a workplace model which had not much changed since the 1920’s.
Hong Kong Companies Ordinance Update
The Government have passed a new ordinance that seeks to restrict the information on Directors of Companies available for inspection by the General Public.
Further to the Chancellor’s statement on Friday 23 September, some important changes impacting on payroll need to be noted by employers.
Hong Kong Legislative Council Updates to HR Policies – 5th July 2022
In our February newsletter we discussed a number of proposals that had been put before the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) for review. In their June sessions the following bills were passed.
Significant Changes to Fit Notes
There are some important changes being introduced to streamline the process for issuing and certifying fit notes which employers need to be aware of and consider.
Digital Right to Work Checks from 6th April 2022 20/01/22
New legislation will be issued effective from 6 April 2022 with the introduction of a new scheme allowing employers to undertake Right to Work & DBS checks to use certified Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers and the team at Black Mountain will send out further updates once recieved – Source|: GOV.UK
Covid-19 Guidance Changes from 01.04.2022
Late afternoon on the 1 April, the Government updated its guidance on Covid-19 and how we are to live and work safely. Not only do these changes coincide with the end of the free LFT and PCR tests, Covid-19 is now to be classed the same as other “respiratory infections”.
Singapore HR Update – March 2022
COMPASS enables employers to select high-quality foreign professionals, while improving workforce diversity and building a strong Singaporean core. It is a transparent system that gives businesses greater clarity and certainty for manpower planning.
Temporary Adjusted Right to Work Checks Extended to 30th September 2022
Wednesday 23rd February, the Home Office announced that the current temporary adjusted right to work checks is to be extended until 30 September 2022
Hong Kong Budget Proposal 2022/23 released February 23rd
Rental reimbursement schemes – Advance Warning of possible changes.