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Tighter laws against errant foreign worker employers take effect Nov 9

Published on Nov 8, 2012 3:28 PM
 
Office workers in the Raffles Place area dated Oct 10, 2012. Stricter laws against errant employers of foreign manpower will come into effect from tomorrow. These include higher penalties, swifter punishment, and greater enforcement powers for the Manpower Ministry. -- PHOTO: NURIA LING

Stricter laws against errant employers of foreign manpower will come into effect from tomorrow.

These include higher penalties, swifter punishment, and greater enforcement powers for the Manpower Ministry.

The changes to the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act were approved by Parliament on Sept 11.

These include reclassifying some offences as regulatory breaches - with financial penalties of up to $20,000 - which do not need to be prosecuted in court and can thus be dealt with more quickly.

 
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