Employment & Immigration
We assist employers and employees on non-contentious matters relating to their employment relationship in Hong Kong and China. In co-operation with our clients, we elaborate practical and effective solutions to be incorporated in the terms of employment and aiming to minimise the risk of a dispute and ensure protection for the client. Particular attention is given to specific terms of employment, such as restrictive covenants during and post-employment, performance bonus arrangements and termination conditions and procedures.
As more and more businesses have operations across the region, we also take into account the multi-jurisdictional elements of their employment relationship in order to ensure consistency. Taking into account clients’ needs, we focus on delivering sensible guidance on secondment of employees, lateral moves of senior executives, transfer of managers and lower level employees following corporate restructurings, transfers of business or mergers and acquisitions.
In addition, we also provide tailor-made solutions to companies for the setting up or implementation of their internal management procedures and can assist in the preparation of human resources policies, employment manuals, internal policies relating to personal data, employees’ handbooks and any other company guidelines relating to management and human resources aspects.
Immigration matters are often underestimated by foreign companies when planning the set-up of their operations in Hong Kong. Ensuring that all expatriate personnel hold and maintain the appropriate visa will avoid companies and their directors to incur in administrative fines or criminal prosecution by the Hong Kong authorities.
With regards to such matters, we can assist companies in the sponsoring process to bring overseas employees to work in Hong Kong. In particular, assistance can be provided in relation to immigration applications such as applications for employment as professional, investment visa, change of sponsor or extensions of stay.