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Alim Prima agency loses license for not drawing up agreement with FDHs

15 May 2021

By The SUN


The agency violated the Code of Practice by not drawing up service agreements

An employment agency in Mong Kok lost its bid to stop the Labour Department from revoking its license for failing to draw up a service agreement with its foreign domestic helper clients and not giving them detailed receipts.

The order canceling Alim Prima Employment’s license became final after the Administrative Appeals Board dismissed its appeal against the Labour Department’s decision on Thursday, May 13.


A government press release issued Friday, May 15, said the agency lost its license after it failed to meet the requirements as set out in the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies, or CoP.

Alim Prima was the second agency to be stripped of its license by the Labour Department  this month for failing to meet the CoP requirements.

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On May 3, the Department also cancelled the license of Hong Kong Maid Agency in Taipo for non-compliance with the code. It was the first agency to lose its license this year.

In the latest case, the Department said Alim Prima failed to draw up service agreements with foreign domestic helpers, failed to include all required items in the agreements signed with the helpers and employers, and failed to include all required items in the payment receipts issued to them.

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All operators of employment agencies are reminded to conduct their business in compliance with the law and the requirements of the CoP at all times.       

Under section 53 of the Employment Ordinance, the Commissioner for Labour may revoke the license of an agency if he is satisfied that the licensee concerned has not complied with the CoP.


“The CoP sets out the salient legal requirements that EA operators must observe in operating their business, as well as the standards which the Commissioner expects from agencies,” the statement said.

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Under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, the Commissioner is given the power to refuse to issue or renew a license, or revoke one if he decides on reasonable grounds that the licensee has contravened the law, such as overcharging job seekers or operating an EA without a license, or has not complied with the CoP.

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The LD has revoked the licenses of five employment agencies, including Alim Prima, from 2020 to the end of April this year.    

For enquiries about matters related to employment agencies or complaints about alleged malpractices, call the Employment Agencies Administration at 2115 3667, or visit its office at Unit 906, 9/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon.

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