Straits Times | 10 September 2018
SINGAPORE – The Manpower Ministry (MOM) took action against 23 employment agencies from 2015 to 2017 for overcharging foreign workers in agency fees, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Monday (Sept 10).
Three agencies were prosecuted and had their licences revoked, while the rest were given written warnings or fined, he told Parliament.
Agencies in Singapore are not allowed to collect fees that amount to more than one month of the worker’s salary for each year of contracted service here, capped at two months’ pay, Mr Zaqy added in his reply to Mr Christopher de Souza (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC).
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