Aug 24, 2011 - ST Forum
IN HER letter last Friday ('Illegal pay pact: Plug the loopholes'), Ms Priscilla Poh related a case involving a company she had worked for in 2006. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) follows up on tip-offs received related to over-declaration of salaries by employers involving foreigners on Employment Passes.
We do not require the Employment Pass-holder concerned to make a complaint to MOM in order to launch an investigation. We have contacted Ms Poh directly to clarify this.
Under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, false declarations in Work Pass applications are an offence punishable with a fine of up to $15,000 and/or up to 12 months' jail, or both.
In the first six months of this year, seven employers of Employment Pass and S-Pass holders have been convicted of the offence.
Four employers were jailed between one and six months while three employers were fined between $5,000 and $6,000. The convictions are strong reminders to employers of the seriousness of the offence.
Anyone with information on such offences can call the MOM hotline on 6438-5122 or e-mail [email protected].
Such calls and e-mail will be kept strictly confidential.
Farah Abdul Rahim (Ms)
Director, Corporate Communications
Ministry of ManpowerEdited by Clivebenss 24 Aug `11, 10:21AM