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Company and its director fined for wage offences
     Ocean Faith International Trading Limited and its director have been prosecuted by the Labour Department for failing to pay wages in an amount of about $77,000 to an employee within seven days after expiry of the wage periods, as required by the Employment Ordinance.

     The company earlier pleaded guilty at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts and was fined $39,000. The director was convicted today (August 18) at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts and was fined $36,000.

     The director concerned was convicted as the above offences committed by the company were proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, the director.

     "The judgment would disseminate a strong message to all employers, directors, managers, secretaries and other similar officers of companies that they have to pay wages to employees in accordance with the Employment Ordinance," a spokesman for the Labour Department said.

     "The Labour Department will not tolerate these offences and will spare no effort in enforcing the law and safeguarding employees' statutory rights," the spokesman added.
Ends/Thursday, August 18, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:59
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