Employment Law – Principles and Practical Guidance

This course will discuss the employment relationship, from the formation of the employment relationship through to termination and beyond, looking at the statutory and common law framework. Given the importance to many business of their strong client base and network and specialized technical know-how, this course will review the extent of an employee’s duty of fidelity and good faith as developed in common law; the type of confidential information protected by law; and the effectiveness of restrictive covenants; as well as the remedies for breach of these duties or covenants.  It will also touch on new developments in employment law and look at areas such as social media and vicarious liability.

Detailed Information

Highlights of the course include:

  • The Employment Relationship
  • Duties owed:
    • Duty of fidelity
    • Fiduciary duties
  • Overview of the HK employment and anti-discrimination regime
  • Select issues
    • Social Media
    • Scope of vicarious liability
  • Termination
  • Post termination issues
  • Scope / enforcement of express provisions
    • Non-solicitation, Non- competition, Non-dealing
    • Confidentiality
  • Injunctive Relief: Anton Piller/ Confidential information
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Jurisdiction (Labour Tribunal and Courts)
    • Mediation and Conciliation
  • Overview of Recent decisions and Developments

Registration Conditions

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