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Employer fined for wage offences and defaulting on payment of Labour Tribunal award

     BeeConnect Communications Technology Limited was fined $53,000 at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts yesterday (February 17) under the Employment Ordinance for wage offences and defaulting on payment of a sum awarded by the Labour Tribunal. The company was also ordered to clear the outstanding amount of about $24,000 to three employees via the court. The prosecution was launched by the Labour Department.

     The company failed to pay wages to three employees within seven days after the expiry of wage periods and termination of employment as required by the Ordinance. The total amount of wages involved was about $31,000. Furthermore, the company also failed to pay the awarded sum of about $24,000 to the three employees within 14 days after the specified date according to the Labour Tribunal.

Ends/Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:08


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