To grant sick leave or not? Many employers are wrestling with that question during the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and its massive number of Omicron variant infections. Large numbers of employees are not reporting for work, and there is a grey area in the law on how to handle these work absences.What qualifies an employee as “sick”? Under Hong Kong’s Employment Ordinance, paid sick leave or sickness allowance is granted to employees under a continuous contract of employment who take…

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