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    Workers found violating Employment Order

    Azlan Othman

    The Law Enforcement Division at the Labour Department conducted Operasi Sejahtera 127/2022 in Kampong Bunut and Kampong Sengkurong recently.

    An inspection on the living quarters and restaurant in Kampong Bunut and Kampong Sengkurong found foreign workers committing offences under the Employment Order 2009.

    At the living quarters, two foreign workers who were legally employed as labourers were found to be working as security guards.

    In addition, a foreign worker with a legal position as a construction worker was found to be working as a cleaner and grass cutter.

    Meanwhile at the restaurant, two foreign workers with legal positions as waiters were found working as cashiers and cooks. If convicted, the original employer and current employer may be subjected to a BND600 fine for the first offence and BND900 for the second offence.

    The Labour Department reminded employers to monitor their employees’ welfare in accordance with the requirements of the Employment Order 2009, which include the preparation of employment contracts and timely payment of wages. Employers are advised not to misuse the foreign workers licence and violate the Act under the Employment Order 2009.

    Photos show Labour Enforcement Officers during the operation. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN

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