Stern action against those who mistreat, neglect employees’ welfare

The Labour Department refers to the letter ‘Do your part to tackle ‘Surplus visa racket’’ by Local Observer, BSB, published in the Opinion page of the Weekend Bulletin on October 5.

We thank the writer for highlighting his/her concerns to the attention of the authorities.

The issue is being investigated together with The Department of Immigration and National Registration and other government agencies.

The department assures that the issue will be attended to with utmost importance and priority.

The Labour Department would like to highlight that according to Chapter 39(1) of the Employment Order 2009, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide salary to their employees. The failure to do so is an offence.

The Labour Department reminds employers to ensure that the employee’s welfare is taken care of. The department will take stern action against employers who mistreat and neglect the welfare of their employees.

The department invites the writer or the public to contact us directly with any information pertaining to this issue through hotline 2381848 (during working hours); hotline 7298989 (after working hours) through calls or WhatsApp; Law Enforcement Division, Labour Department Headquarters (Monday-Thursday during working hours); or email: [email protected]

We welcome any feedback that will provide insight to the issue raised and together we can make working in Brunei Darussalam healthy and conducive for all.

Labour Department, Ministry of Home Affairs

The Labour Department reminds employers to ensure that the welfare of the employees are taken care of. The department will take stern action against employers who mistreat and neglect the welfare of their employees