Seven employers fined for making false declaration on foreign worker salaries
Seven employers and two employment agents have been fined between $8,000 and $56,000 for falsely declaring the salaries of foreign employees.
The seven are franchisees of local convenience chain store, 7-Eleven.
The other two are employment agents.
They made false declarations between 11 November 2010 and 11 September 2013 in connection with applications for 41 Employment as well as S-Passes.
They declared that they would pay the foreign employees they were hiring, salaries ranging from $2,400 to $4,550.
However, investigations by the Manpower Ministry showed that they intended to pay the foreign employees salaries much lower than the amounts declared.
Furnishing false information is an offence under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
MOM's investigations also showed that two employees of Ethics Career Solution, which facilitated the placement of 21 of the 41 foreign employees, also submitted false salary information in the work pass application forms.
An eighth employer had his case adjourned to May the 8th.
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