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【Employment protection】The government has collected 99 reports involving speculation of wage cuts and other 180 employers

2020-07-12T15:20:41.012Z

The government launched a job security plan and issued it over the past month. The Secretariat of the "Protection of Employment" Program under the Office of Policy Innovation and Co-ordination stated that as of July 10, a total of 99 reports have been received. The cases mainly involved unreasonable reduction in the number of employees, dismissal of employees, and untimely payment of wages or salary reductions Happening. The authorities also conducted random checks with agents on about 180 employer organizations.



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Written by: Yuan Shu

2020-07-12 11:07

Last update date: 2020-07-12 11:07

The government launched a job security plan and issued it over the past month. The Secretariat of the "Protection of Employment" Program under the Office of Policy Innovation and Co-ordination stated that as of July 10, a total of 99 reports have been received. The cases mainly involved unreasonable reduction in the number of employees, dismissal of employees, and untimely payment of wages or salary reductions Happening. The authorities also conducted random checks with agents on about 180 employer organizations.

The Secretariat pointed out that the list of employers who have received wage subsidies, the amount of wage subsidies received, and the number of paid employees promised to be monitored by employees and the public have been uploaded since June 22 on the dedicated website of the "employment protection" program. Information about 89,000 employers.

Since the Secretariat uploaded the list of employers who have received wage subsidies on June 22, as of July 10, the Secretariat has received a total of 99 reports. The cases mainly involve unreasonable reduction in the number of employees and the dismissal of employees; the payment of wages or reductions is untimely Salary; Suspected company failure or change of operator. The Secretariat is actively following up the cases and will inform the whistleblower of the results after the investigation is completed. Since the Secretariat and the agent are still investigating the reports received, and the whistleblowers request to keep their identities and complaints confidential, so as not to affect the relevant investigation work, it is temporarily inappropriate to disclose the case or specific details.

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The Secretariat encourages employees and the public to report abuses or violations of plan conditions by employers. If, after investigation, an employer is found to have made false statements, made false reports, concealed or provided false or misleading documents or information to the government, the secretariat or government agents, and obtained any subsidies under the plan, the employer may be prosecuted. If necessary, the Secretariat will refer the case to the relevant law enforcement department for follow-up. If there are any complaints concerning labor disputes stipulated in the Employment Regulations or employment conditions, the Secretariat will refer the Labour Department to follow up. The Secretariat has so far referred 11 reports and 1 complaint to the Labour Department and Customs respectively.

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Source: hk1

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