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Employment agency loses license for overcharging

19 May 2020

Protektahan ang inyong sarili
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The Labour Department (LD) today (May 19) reminded operators of employment agencies (EAs) to comply with the law and the requirements of the Code of Practice for EAs (the Code).

The reminder came after the LD revoked the EA license of K & H Employment Agency, located in Tin Shui Wai, after it was convicted of overcharging a foreign domestic helper.

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“Under section 53(1)(c)(iv) of the Employment Ordinance (EO), the Commissioner for Labour (Commissioner) may revoke the licence of an EA if he is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the licensee or the person intending to be the licensee has contravened any provision of Part XII of the EO or any regulation made under section 62,” LD said in a statement.


"The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, which came into effect on February 9, 2018, stipulates that the Commissioner may refuse to issue or renew a licence, or may revoke a licence, if he is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the licensee or the person intending to be the licensee of an EA, or a related person of or an individual employed by the licensee or the person intending to be the licensee has contravened any provision of Part XII or any regulation made under section 62 of the EO, such as overcharging job seekers or operating an EA without a licence, or has not complied with the Code issued under section 62A(1) of the EO," it said.


Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love.
 This is the second revocation of an EA license in 2020. In 2019, nine Eas had their licenses revoked or made to lapse.

For inquiries about matters related to EAs or complaints about their malpractices, please call the Employment Agencies Administration of the LD 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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