SINGAPORE: An employment agency that breached a suspension order by entering agreements with new clients was on Thursday fined S$30,000.
Sunway Employment is the first agency to be dealt with for failing to observe the Manpower Ministry order.
The suspension order against it took effect in May this year.
But between June and July, the firm went against the suspension and took in new clients.
Under the Employment Agencies Act, an agency that is suspended can carry on its work with existing clients only.
The firm could have been fined up to S$80,000.
The agency was fined another S$2,500 for employing a foreigner without a valid permit, and made to pay a levy of S$347.
It had hired the holder of a foreign domestic worker permit to work as a clerk.
It committed this offence between June and July last year, and it was for this that it was served a suspension order. - CNA/xq
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