In its effort to track down any violation of the Employment Order 2009, the Labour Enforcement Division of the Labour Department conducted Operasi Kelinga at two locations in Kampong Jerudong last Thursday.
Enforcement officers first inspected a restaurant and found the employer of violating the conditions of the licence to hire foreign workers. Two workers who were employed as a cook and a waiter were instead working to provide chair and camp rental services.
An employer of a retail store assigned to be working as a shop labourer was found to be employed as a cashier.
If found guilty, the employer will be liable to a compound fine of BND600 for the first offence and BND900 for the second and third offences. The employer will be prosecuted in court for failing to pay the fine.
The Labour Department reminded employers to monitor their worker’s welfare in accordance with the requirements of the Employment Order 2009, such as the preparation of employment contracts and making wage payments on time.
Employers are also advised not to abuse the Foreign Worker Licence and commit any offences under the Employment Order 2009.
For information, contact the Labour Department at 2381848 (during working hours) or 7298989 (after working hours).