Company's director sentenced to suspended imprisonment for default on Labour Tribunal award

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The director of HK Choice & Best Choice Co Limited was prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for defaulting on the sums awarded by the Labour Tribunal (LT) to an employee as required by the Employment Ordinance (EO). The director was sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment, suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty today (January 12) at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts. The director was also ordered to pay the awarded sums of about $78,000 via the court to the employee.


     The company failed to pay the employee the awarded sums of about $78,000 in total within 14 days after the date of the LT award. The director was convicted for his consent, connivance or neglect in the above offence.  

     "The ruling helps disseminate a strong message to all employers and responsible officers of limited companies that they have to comply with the EO and pay the awarded sums according to the terms of the LT awards. Default on awarded sums ordered by the LT or the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board are serious offences. LD will not tolerate these offences. We will continue to make dedicated efforts in enforcing the EO and safeguarding employees' statutory rights," a spokesman of LD said.

Published on: 2018-01-12

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