Maid agency fined for violating trade description law

December 10, 2015 18:54
Law Yiu-keung (inset), the owner of Golden Mind Employment Agency, was fined HK$8,000. Photos: Apple Daily,

Two managers of a company that was the only recruitment agency in Hong Kong permitted to bring in maids from Myanmar have been fined for violating the Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

Law Yiu-keung, owner of Golden Mind Employment Agency Ltd., which shut down in April, and manager Lam Suk-ling, 56, pleaded guilty at Tsuen Wan Magistrates’ Court Tuesday, Apple Daily reported.

Law was fined HK$8,000, and Lam was fined HK$4,000.

Both were ordered to make a total of HK$10,000 in compensation to the complainant.

The complainant contacted Lam over the phone in June last year, asking her to introduce a Myanmarese domestic helper.

She specified that the maid should have had no prior work experience in Hong Kong.

The client paid a middleman's fee of HK$8,960 to the company after it found her a domestic helper.

However, she later found out that the maid had worked in Hong Kong for four days.

Lam admitted that fact to the client only in August last year.

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