Under the law, contractors/owners are liable for illegal workers found at their work sites. Employers would no longer be able to defend that they did not know that the worker(s) was an overstayer or illegal unless they can prove that they have conducted necessary checks and inspections to ensure that the said worker(s) had willfully avoided being identified and that proper documents of such checks are maintained.
Errant contractors or employers face a fine or jail term or both. Repeated offenders face a heavier penalty. With such legal action and penalties facing contractors and employers. They are not taking chances, but to initiate spot-checks at their work sites by engaging a reputable security company like Safeguard.
Many years back at the request of ‘Kumagai Gumi Company Ltd’, our company carried out a security sweep operation at the construction site situated on River Valey Road during the dawn hours. The raid resulted in more than 100 foreign workers, some with legal documents and many more without work permits, thus being illegal workers.
Following the above, a wide publicity in the press and other media were released. Thereafter several contractors, including Four Seas Construction, Tong Hup Seng and other construction companies have engaged our services to carry out spot–checks at their work-sites to flush out illegal foreign workers.
Our specialized team of Task Force officers carried out the “raids” with systematic planning with precision, resulting in the detention of a considerable number of foreign workers without valid documents and without work permits. The illegal and overstayers were referred to the relevant authorities for appropriate actions.
If you suspect the presence of “illegal workers or overstayers” or other activities at your work-site, please call us for assistance. Currently, the presence of illegal workers is very much lesser compared to many years ago. The situation is under control.
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