Bandar Seri Begawan - As Part of its ongoing effrots to ensure that employers abide by regulations under the Employment Order 2009, the Law Enforcement Division of the Department of Labour recently carried out an operation dubbed 'Operasi Rembat' in the Batu Bersurat area.
Fifteen officers led by the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Labour were involved in the inspection of commercial premises in the area, which began at around 3pm. Additionally, the welfare of local employees also came under scrutiny.
Nine commercial premises and 47 foreign employees were inspected during the operation. Five foreign employees from four commercial premises were found to have been employed at places suspected of not having received prior approval from the Commissioner of Labour.
According to the Law Enforcment Division, during the inspection, workers were questioned about wage payment to ensure that salaries are paid on time, according to what is stipulated in their contract.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labour has also issued a stern reminder that it would not hesitate to take action against employers who do not abide by the Employment Order 2009, and that similar inspections will continue to be conducted from time to time.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin