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Bosses who don't pay staff face arrest on the spot

MOM training officers in use of handcuffs and police batons

Published on Apr 1, 2014 8:32 AM
 
Bosses who do not pay their workers face tougher action from April 1, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN 

BOSSES who do not pay their workers face tougher action from today.

A low-profile change to the Employment Act kicks in today, giving Manpower Ministry (MOM) officials the power to arrest errant employers on the spot.

This is on top of higher fines that the ministry can hand out to these employers, even without having to haul them to court.

The maximum fine that does not involve court proceedings has jumped to $5,000 from $1,000.

 
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