Category: PWIF

Provisional Supervision in Hong Kong: Employees’ Pre-Appointment Entitlements

By Stephen Briscoe The treatment of employees and their pre-appointment entitlements is the issue which has caused the previous two failures of this legislation to pass through LegCo. Before considering the current provisions it is worth asking why this part

Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (Update 1)

A few weeks ago we drew attention to the proposed changes to the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (“PWIF”) which would mean that employees could be paid up to a maximum of HK$10,500 by the PWIF in respect of

Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund

The Hong Kong government is going to amend the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund legislation to allow payments to be made to employees of insolvent companies in respect of unpaid holiday pay.  Employees who are owed wages, wages in