Areas of Practice

Employment Law

Payne Clermont Velasco solicitors has experience acting for both employers and employees, in employment disputes.

Our firm has acted for senior executives in the banking and finance industry; the transport and logistics industry; the education sector; the fashion industry; and manufacturing industry.

We regularly review and comment upon draft employment contracts, prior to commencement of employment. We also advise clients, in the lead up to termination of employment, on their termination entitlements, including the requisite notice of termination and separation agreements.

Post-termination, the firm has assisted clients to bring claims for:

Damages for wrongful termination of employment (including constructive dismissal; wrongful summary dismissal; failure to give adequate notice of termination; termination in breach of the Employment Ordinance)

  • Wages in arrears
  • Wages in lieu of notice
  • Annual leave pay
  • Severance pay; Redundancy pay; Long Service Pay
  • End of year payment (Chinese New Year Bonus or 13th Month Bonus)
  • Incentive payments and Commission
  • Failure to reimburse legitimate expenses

Conversely, Payne Clermont Velasco has assisted corporate clients to lawfully terminate employees by advising on requisite notice periods; benefits due upon termination; and drafting exit letters, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements and releases and waivers.

Our solicitors have attended reconciliation meetings at the Labour Relations Division of the Labour Department, where potential claims by former employees have been successfully settled and expensive, protracted litigation averted.

We have also assisted clients with claims in the Labour Tribunal and acted for clients when Labour Tribunal Claims are transferred to the District or High Courts.

The firm has successfully defended company directors prosecuted in the Magistrates Court as a consequence of non-payment of Labour Tribunal awards.

 

If you need assistance with your employment law matter, please contact Gregory Payne at greg.payne@payneclermont.com