Section 70 of the employment ordinance: Does it stand in the way of employers and employees settling matters once and for all?
Section 70 of the Employment Ordinance prevents an employer from agreeing with an employee to reduce or extinguish, in the contract of employment between them, the minimum rights and benefi ts conferred on the employee under the Ordinance. While preventing "contracting out" of rights and benefi ts under the Ordinance is a critical part of achieving its aim of protecting employees, it is questionable how far s 70 goes in fettering the freedom of contract of employers and employees. This article...[Show more]
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