The Employees Trust Fund (TAP) through its Enforcement Unit visited business premises around the vicinity of Mukim Berakas, Brunei-Muara District in efforts to ensure employers fulfil the responsibility to register local employees and contribute to the TAP and SCP schemes.
One hundred and sixteen business premises were inspected throughout February. TAP inspectors noted that 34 local employees have not been registered to the TAP and SCP schemes.
Employers who failed to present documents as proof of registration and payment of contribution were instructed to be present at TAP office for further action.
TAP reminded employers on the responsibility to register and make contributions for employees eligible to the TAP and SCP schemes.
It is mandatory for employees who are citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam to be registered and contribute to the TAP and SCP schemes.
Employees include part-time, contract and daily-paid workers, workers on probation who receive payments such as salaries, commissions or work allowances, or any workers who receive salaries or wages under Section 26, Cahpter 167 of the Employee Trust Act.
Failure to pay contribution within the prescribed time is an offence and if found guilty, an employer will be fined no more than BND3,000 for the first offence and no more than BND10,000 for second and subsequent offences.