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Living Organ Donation in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat do you need to know if you want to donate your organ?  Compared to other countries, Singapore has a fairly low combined organ transplant rate Last year, the Ministry of Health revealed that the national public education campaign on organ donation, “Live On” – which was first launched in 2008 – appeared to have […]

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Grandparents’ Rights under the Family Law Act in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrandparents are playing a greater role in many families, often due to the high cost of childcare and increasing rates of divorce.  But what happens when a grandparent is refused time with their grandchild or wishes to assume full care of a child?  What are grandparents’ rights in these circumstances? What the law says The […]

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The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling on the right to dependent visas for same-sex couples in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In our October 2017 newsletter, we discussed the judgment of the Court of Appeal (the “CA”) in QT v Director of Immigration CACV 117/2016, where the decision of the Court of First Instance (the “CFI”) was reversed and the CA held that the Director of Immigration’s refusal to grant dependant visa to an expatriate in a same-sex […]

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Employment Claims Tribunals to hear wrongful dismissal and salary-related claims from April 2019

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe story In 60 Seconds Proposed amendments to the Employment Act (“EA“) include the enhancement of the existing employment dispute resolution framework. This includes empowering the Employment Claims Tribunal (“ECT“) to adjudicate wrongful dismissal claims, in addition to salary-related disputes, with effect from 1 April 2019. Read with other tabled changes to the EA, the […]

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Changes to the Employment Act (2018 and beyond): What you need to know

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Employment Act (EA) is Singapore’s main labour law which provides the basic terms and working conditions for all employee. On 5th March this year, the Ministry of Manpower announced plans to expand the fundamental coverage of the EA. This was a response to a fast-changing workforce where the number of PMETs (professionals, managers, executives […]

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5 Things to Know for Part-time Workers in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesNowadays, part-time employees constitute an important section of the workforce. People may choose to work part-time due to various reasons: more leisure time, better work-life balance, a transition to full-time jobs. Employers, on the other hand, may also prefer part-time workers for higher flexibility and lower employment costs. Thus, to protect your right as a […]

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What constitutes elderly abuse?

Reading Time: 4 minutesElderly abuse is an issue that has been discussed in the public sphere recently, with the Vulnerable Adults Bill being passed in Parliament in May this year, and scheduled to come into force by the end of the year. Elderly abuse refers to the situation where caretakers of elderly people (often a family member) abuse […]

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Hong Kong: The Court of Appeal overturned same-sex civil servants benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In our Newsletter in June 2017, we discussed the judgment of the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) in Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service and Another HCAL 258/2015, where the CFI ruled that the Hong Kong Government should grant the same spousal benefits to employees in same-sex marriages as those enjoyed by their heterosexual […]

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Top 5 Contract Tips for An Esports Player

Reading Time: 4 minutesSo, you are considering upping your game in Esports and joining a team.  Short of having your own lawyer, what are some of the top five things for you to consider from a legal perspective? In this first of a two part series, video games and entertainment lawyer Adrian Kwong shares his views of some […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Reckless Riders: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast year, between January and September, there were 30 accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and pedestrians, out of a total of 110 accidents involving PMDs. Commonly ridden on footpaths, PMDs are able to travel swiftly and silently at high speeds. The consequences of a PMD collision can be severe. In September last year, a […]