Julia Gorham

Julia Gorham

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Top Tips for Employers: Using Analytics to Make People Decisions

There is more data stored electronically now than ever before. This includes financial data, sales transactions, emails, instant messages, and employee activities, to name a few. Real value can be derived from analysis of...more

10/8/2015 - Best Management Practices Data Analytics Data Collection Discrimination Employee Retention Fraud Prevention Human Resources Professionals Recruitment Policies Risk Management Vendors

When HR Meets Law: Social Media in Recruitment

(Chinese & English version) In recruitment,the use of personal information collected via social media platform may create risks of discrimination and privacy invasion. With the revolution of information technology,...more

9/22/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Facebook Hiring & Firing Hong Kong Human Resources Professionals LinkedIn Privacy Laws Social Media Social Networks Twitter YouTube

Is Hong Kong Doing Enough for Whistleblowers?

There is currently no specific statutory legislation offering protection from retaliation for whistleblowers in the workplace in Hong Kong. Protections are not far reaching, and not purposedesigned to deal with whistleblowing...more

9/3/2015 - Best Management Practices Confidential Information Discrimination Hong Kong Internal Investigations Public Interest Whistleblowers

Be Alert Asia Pacific: How to Handle Audits by Labor Bureaus in China

In recent months, the number of international businesses in China (especially Beijing) that have been contacted by the local labor bureau for an audit has been markedly rising. These audit processes can come out of the blue...more

9/2/2015 - Audits China Corporate Counsel Document Productions Employer Liability Issues Labor Bureau Popular Young Lawyers

Be Alert Asia Pacific: Employment Law Newsletter: Top Tips for Employers: Cyber Risks and Fraud

Cyber risk is becoming a growing concern amongst businesses and institutions. Data breaches and hacking have been problematic among some sectors, predominantly financial services, for some time. These risks are now often...more

8/14/2015 - Best Practices Bring Your Own Device Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Former Employee Personally Identifiable Information Popular Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Security and Privacy Controls Training

Be Alert Asia Pacific: Employment Law Newsletter: The Labour Tribunal Has Teeth and Can Bite the Claimant Too!

Following the changes made to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance in December 2014, the Labour Tribunal now has power to order either the employer or the employee to provide security for payment of an award. However, can the...more

7/27/2015 - Abuse of Process Appeals Labour Tribunal Restaurant Industry Unpaid Overtime

From Hiring To Firing: A Basic Guide To The Hong Kong Employment Law Life Cycle

Hiring - For many employers, the key to having a productive and high-performing workforce is recruiting the right people to start with. However, it is important for employers to be aware that even before an employee...more

6/3/2015 - Advertising Bonuses Data Collection Data Privacy Employee Benefits Employment Contract Employment Discrimination Hiring & Firing Hong Kong International Labor Laws Job Ads Notice Requirements Personal Data Recruitment Policies Restrictive Covenants Sick Leave Termination Wages Work Visas

Don't bet on bad warnings

It may be obvious, but employers should neither issue nor rely upon a written warning made in bad faith. It is equally plain that any written warning issued in bad faith should not be used to dismiss an employee. Otherwise,...more

5/26/2015 - Bad Faith Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Hong Kong Managers UK Unfair Dismissal Warning Letters Wrongful Termination

Life Sciences Spotlight - Asia Pacific - Issue 5, 2015

In This Issue: - Harper Review Dispenses Important Recommendations For The Life Sciences Sector - Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions In Australia - PRC Anti-Corruption Regime 101 - Revisions To The Medicines...more

5/12/2015 - Anti-Corruption Australia Biosimilars China Class Action Code of Conduct Confidential Information Employee Share Schemes Harper Review Life Sciences Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents Veterinary Products

Is the employer hijacking the case, or not?

The Labour Tribunal is a specialised court set up to provide a simple, inexpensive and informal means of resolving employment disputes in Hong Kong. The Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction to deal with claims arising from a...more

4/27/2015 - Breach of Contract Common Law Torts Data Theft Employment Contract Exclusive Jurisdiction Fiduciary Duty Hong Kong Judicial Authority Labor Disputes Labour Tribunal Mixed Motive Cases Negligence

From Hiring To Firing: A Basic Guide To The Thai Employment Law Life Cycle

Recruitment - Recruiting in Thailand is often done through database recruitment, licensed headhunting firms, or by placing advertisements in newspapers and various media or on the internet. With regards to hiring of new...more

4/23/2015 - Data Privacy Dispute Resolution Employee Benefits Employment Contract Foreign Nationals Hiring & Firing Income Taxes International Labor Laws Recruitment Policies Redundancy Dismissals Termination Clauses Thailand Wage and Hour

Mandatory Provident Fund in Hong Kong: What is on the Horizon?

The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2014 (“Bill”) was passed by the Legislative Council in January 2015 to amend the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (“MPFSO”) and its subsidiary legislation. Some...more

4/22/2015 - Employee Benefits Hong Kong MPFS New Legislation Retirement Retirement Plan Severance Pay

From Hiring to Firing: A Basic Guide To The Japanese Employment Law Life Cycle

Hiring: As a general rule, employers in Japan can freely determine the person they would like to hire as an employee, provided that discrimination on the basis of certain protected categories is not permitted. Employees...more

4/21/2015 - Collective Agreements Employee Benefits Employment Contract Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Foreign Nationals Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Involuntary Reduction in Force Japan Job Offers Over-Time Pensions Recruitment Policies Staffing Agencies Termination Wage and Hour

From Hiring To Firing: A Basic Guide To The Chinese Employment Law Life Cycle

HIRING - For many employers, the key to having a productive and high-performing workforce is recruiting the right people to start with. However, it is important for employers to be aware that even before an employee...more

4/21/2015 - China Discrimination Employee Benefits Employment Contract Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Recruitment Policies Termination Visas Wage and Hour

From Hiring To Firing: A Basic Guide To The Singapore Employment Law Life Cycle

In Singapore, we are restricted for regulatory reasons (as are most international/foreign registered law firms) from practising local law. This means that if a matter needs advice on any Singapore law issues we will arrange...more

4/20/2015 - Background Checks Confidentiality Agreements Data Privacy Employee Benefits Employment Contract Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Over-Time Pensions Recruitment Policies Redundancy Dismissals Restrictive Covenants Retirement Singapore Wage and Hour Withholding Tax

China Regulatory Enforcement Quarterly - Noteworthy developments and insights from the fourth quarter of 2014

In This Issue: - Executive Summary - PRC Legal and Regulatory Updates - Major Enforcement News - The Pharmaceutical Blacklist: A Look Back - After One Year - PRC Anti-Corruption 101 - Frequently Asked...more

1/20/2015 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption APEC China Enforcement Enforcement Actions Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Regulatory Agenda

Audit Firm Ordered To Disclose PRC Working Papers To SFC Despite PRC "State Secrets Law" Concerns

On 23 May 2014, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong ("SFC") successfully obtained an order from the High Court of Hong Kong requiring Ernst & Young Hong Kong ("E&Y") to produce all audit working papers prepared...more

6/3/2014 - Audits Disclosure Ernst & Young Hong Kong SFC State Secrets

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