Company and director fined for non-payment of holiday pay, annual leave pay and Labour Tribunal award

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Wing Kee Construction Company Limited and its director were prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for failing to pay an employee holiday pay, annual leave pay and the Labour Tribunal (LT) awarded sum in accordance with the Employment Ordinance (EO). The two defendants pleaded guilty at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (October 9). The company was fined $47,200 while the director was fined $20,000.

The defendants were ordered to clear the outstanding amount of about $111,000 to the employee via the court.
     The company failed to pay holiday pay to the employee as required by the EO and failed to pay the employee annual leave pay within 7 days after the termination of employment. The company also failed to pay the employee a sum of about $111,000 within 14 days after the LT award had been issued. The director was convicted for his consent, connivance or neglect in offence related to the award.
     "The ruling helps disseminate a strong message to all employers that they have to pay employment entitlements and LT awarded sums to employees within the time limit in accordance with the EO,” a spokesperson for LD said.
     "We do not tolerate the above offences and will continue to make dedicated efforts in enforcing the EO and safeguarding employees’ statutory rights,” the spokesperson continued.

Published on: 2017-10-09

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