| James Kon |
THE Labour Enforcement Division on Saturday held an operation codenamed ‘Operasi Cengkam 76/2014’ at Pasar Tani Setenaga in Kampong Selayun.
Four foreign workers were found to have violated labour laws while another three individuals – holding visit passes – were handed to the Immigration and National Registration Department for further action.
The operation involved 15 enforcement officers – from the Labour Enforcement Division under the Labour Department – who carried out checks on stalls at the market.
It is believed that four of the foreign workers violated their work permit by working in a different placement and position than stated in their work permit.
The Labour Department will cancel or reduce the quota of the licence permit in hiring foreign workers while the concerned workers will have their working pass revoked as well as deported back to their respective country.
The Labour Department has reminded the public, especially employers to not misuse their licence permit by hiring foreign workers without prior consent from the Labour Commissioner.
If found guilty, they will be charged under Section 112 (1) Employment Order 2009 (Section 112 (3) and will be liable to pay a fine not less than $6,000 and not more than $10,000 or six months to three years imprisonment, or both.