Company fined for late payment of wages and termination payments

     Fung Choi Printing Limited was prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for failing to pay two employees wages and termination payments amounting to over $200,000 within seven days after the expiry of their wage periods and termination of employment in accordance with the Employment Ordinance (EO). The employer pleaded guilty at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (July 28) and was fined $56,000.

     "The ruling helps disseminate a strong message to all employers that they have to pay wages and termination payments to employees within the time limit in accordance with the EO," a spokesperson for LD said.

     "We do not tolerate the above offences and will continue to make dedicated efforts in enforcing the EO and safeguarding employees' statutory rights," the spokesperson continued.

Ends/Friday, July 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:15