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Licences of two employment agencies revoked

Two recent court cases concerning operators of employment agencies reveal the consequences of non-compliance with the laws of Hong Kong.


The employment agency licence of Tiffany Consultant was revoked by the LD after the licensee was convicted and fined $3,000 for operating an employment agency without a licence on the offence date. The licensee was also ordered by the court to pay compensation of $3,000 to the foreign domestic helper concerned," a spokesman for the department said.

Another employment agency licence of May's Choice Employment Agency was revoked by the LD after the licensee was convicted for aiding and abetting a breach of condition of stay in Hong Kong.

"Under the Employment Ordinance, the Commissioner for Labour may refuse to issue or renew, or may revoke a licence if the employment agency operator has contravened any provision of Part XII of the Ordinance or the Employment Agency Regulations, or has been convicted of an offence involving membership of a triad society, fraud, dishonesty or extortion, or for any other reason, he is not a fit and proper person to operate an employment agency," a Labour Department spokesman explained.

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