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Subject: Employment Agencies In Hong Kong
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Emily CL LAW/LABOUR/HKSARG - Tuesday 24/12/2019 10:01
From:
Taylor Amarel <[email protected]>
To:
FOI requests at Labour Department <[email protected]>
Date:
23/12/2019 20:56
Subject:
Freedom of Information request - Information Relating To The Regulation Of Employment 
Agencies In Hong Kong
Dear Labour Department,
For academic and research purposes, I would like to request the following 
information. Given the volume of information requested, please let me know 
if additional time is needed.
If your office does not have data responsive to one of the questions, 
please provide any supplementary data that is similar or an explanation of 
whether the data may be held with another government department.
Part A: Current Information and Statistics
1.) The present number of open investigations against EAs by category:
-The number of investigations against EAs claiming to provide Foreign 
Domestic Worker placement services:
-The number of investigations against EAs not claiming to provide Foreign 
Domestic Worker placement services:
2.) The present number of agencies subject to ongoing court proceedings by 
category:
-The number of agencies that claim to provide Foreign Domestic Worker 
placement services subject to ongoing court proceedings:
-The number of agencies that do not claim to provide Foreign Domestic 
Worker placement services subject to ongoing court proceedings:
Part B: Monthly Information and Statistics
3.) The monthly number of complaints against EAs claiming to provide 
foreign domestic worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
4.) The monthly number EAs that have been complained against. (For example: 
If only one EA was subject to 10 complaints within January 2017, the # of 
EA’s complained against should be 1. However, if 2 different EAs are 
subject to 5 complaints each, the # of EA’s complained against should be 
2.)
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
5.) The monthly number of licensed EAs:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:

-November 2019:
-December 2019:
6.) The monthly number of licensed EAs claiming to provide foreign domestic 
worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
7.) The monthly number of EA inspections:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
8.) The monthly number of EA inspections of EAs claiming to provide foreign 
domestic worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
9.) The monthly number of EA investigations opened:
-September 2019:
-October 2019
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
10.) The monthly number of EA investigations opened relating to EAs that 
claim to provide foreign domestic worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
11.) The monthly number of statements taken from complainants against 
agencies claiming to provide foreign domestic worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
12.) The monthly number of EA cases that were dismissed by a judge, 
withdrawn by the prosecution, or resulted in an acquittal:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
13.) The monthly number of court cases reaching a conclusion (conviction or 
acquittal) and the relevant court case identification numbers, specifically 
for EAs claiming to provide foreign domestic worker placement services:
-September 2019:
-October 2019:
-November 2019:
-December 2019:
Part C: Yearly Information and Statistics
14.) The yearly number of cases that have undergone joint investigation 
protocol procedures as mentioned by the Chief Secretary for 
Administration’s Office, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, in this official blog 
post - https://www.cso.gov.hk/eng/blog/blog20190310.htm:

-2019:
Yours faithfully,
Taylor Amarel
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