Saturday, May 28, 2016

CCPL White Paper on Employer's Duty of Care for Employees Working Overseas

Farzana Aslam
Centre for Comparative and Public Law
May 2016
Abstract: This paper presents the findings of a study to identify the nature of health and safety risks faced by Hong Kong-based employees who are required to travel and work overseas, together with human resource policies and procedures that are used by Hong Kong employers to manage and respond to such risks. The first part of this Paper discusses the extent to which a Hong Kong-based employer’s duty of care for the health and safety of its employees has extra-territorial application by reference to legal duties imposed upon an employer at common law and by health and safety-related legislation, as well as broader obligations arising from principles of corporate social responsibility. The second part of this Paper presents the research findings from the study together with recommendations to inform best practice human resource policies and procedures with a view to improving the management of health and safety for employees required to travel and work overseas.  Click here to download the full paper.  To read more about this project, click here.  Farzana presented her paper at a HKU talk and panel discussion on 24 May 2016. 

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