On 28 April 2023, the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2023 took effect upon gazettal. Employers who breach the statutory occupational safety and health requirements in Hong Kong will now be subject to significantly higher fines and imprisonment for up to two years.
Tess Lumsdaine is a partner of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Practice based in Hong Kong. She advises clients on the full spectrum of employment and regulatory compliance issues, as well as assisting clients with employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. Tess was recognised by Legal 500 in its 2021 and 2020 Asia Pacific rankings as a Rising Star in Hong Kong Labour and Employment.