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Company fined $50,000 for contravening Employment Ordinance
     Yat Chun Construction Decoration Engineering Company Limited was prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for failing to pay wages and defaulting on the sums awarded by the Labour Tribunal (LT) with respect to an employee, contrary to the Employment Ordinance (EO). The company was convicted at Shatin Magistrates' Courts today (March 17) and was fined $50,000. The company was also ordered to pay an outstanding sum of $79,200 to the employee concerned.

     The company failed to pay wages to an employee within seven days after the expiry of the wage periods and termination of the employment contract as required by the EO, and the awarded sum totalling $79,200 within 14 days after the date set by the LT.

     "The judgment will disseminate a strong message to all employers that they have to pay wages to employees within the statutory time limit stipulated in the EO, as well as the sums awarded by the LT or the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board," a spokesman for the LD said.

     "The LD will not tolerate these offences and will spare no effort in enforcing the law and safeguarding employees' statutory rights," the spokesman added.
Ends/Friday, March 17, 2023
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