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08/05/2023

The Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022 (the โ€œBillโ€) on 19 April 2023 to ensure better protection for workers in Hong Kong. In summary, the key amendments in the Bill include increasing penalties for occupational safety and health (โ€œOSHโ€) offences; the determination of fines by the courts by taking into account the financial information submitted by the convicted party or otherwise obtained from reliable sources by the prosecution; the categorization of summary offences and their related maximum fines to be based on the summary offenceโ€™ level of severity (โ€œminorโ€, โ€œseriousโ€ and โ€œvery seriousโ€); and the time limit for prosecution for OSH offences to be extended from 6 months to 9 months. To know more, please read our latest article for this update prepared by our Partner,ย Charles To, our Associate,ย Delphine Tse, and our Trainee Solicitor,ย Hank Yeung.