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Two workers nabbed for labour violation

Azlan Othman

Two foreign workers were found to be in violation of the Employment Order, 2009 during an operation by the Labour Enforcement Division of the Labour Department.

The workers, who were employed as labourers at a grocery store in Kampong Kilanas, were found to be working as cashiers and butchers. If convicted, the employer may be subject to a fine of BND600 for the first offense or BND900 for the second.

The Labour Department reminded employers to monitor their employees’ welfare in accordance with the requirements of the Employment Order 2009 such as the preparation of employment contracts and payment of wages on time.

Employers are also advised not to misuse the Foreign Workers Licence and violate the Act under the Employment Order 2009.

For more information, the public can contact the Labour Department at 2381848 (during working hours) or 7298989 (outside working hours).

Enforcement officers from the Labour Department conducting an operation. PHOTO: LABOUR DEPARTMENT