Butterworths Hong Kong Employment Handbook (Fourth Edition) is a detailed reference work containing up-to-date materials on the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) and the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25), the major legislation pertaining to employment law and practice in Hong Kong.
This Handbook reproduces the text of the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) and the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25) together with all subsidiary legislation of the Ordinances currently in force.
This Handbook also provides succinct section-by-section annotations to the Ordinances. They encompass significant judicial decisions and rules of court, as well as notes ranging from definitions of words and phrases to discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues relating to particular sections and other authoritative materials. Furthermore, the annotations are fully cross-referenced, with references to comprehensive tables of cases, legislation and other sources throughout.
The annotations to the Employment Ordinance are written by Michael Downey, chair of the Hong Kong and China Employment Law Practice Group of the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.
The Butterworths Hong Kong Handbook series has been cited, with authority, in over one hundred court cases in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal, and Court of Final Appeal. This Handbook will prove to be an indispensable companion for practitioners, employers, human resources managers, employees, and all others who are engaged or interested in the dynamic practice of Employment Law in Hong Kong.
Michael J. Downey
Michael J. Downey is chair of the Hong Kong Employment Law practice at Paul Hastings. Admitted to practice in Hong Kong, New Zealand, England and Wales, he has over 17 years of experience in advising a broad range of international clients, on employment and labor law matters in China, Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.