This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Statistics on legal proceedings against employment agencies'.



Urgent
Return receipt
Sign
Encrypt
Mark Subject Restricted
Expand personal&public groups
To:
SY CHAN/LABOUR/[email protected]
Cc:
Bcc:
Fw: Freedom of Information request - Statistics on legal proceedings against  
Subject: employment agencies
From:
Emily CL LAW/LABOUR/HKSARG - Tuesday 26/01/2021 14:41
From:
Charlie Yeung <[email protected]>
To:
FOI requests at Labour Department <[email protected]>
Date:
26/01/2021 14:16
Subject:
Freedom of Information request - Statistics on legal proceedings against employment agencies
Dear Labour Department,
Please could you provide the following statistics on legal proceedings 
carried out by the Labour Department against employment agencies ("EAs") in 
2019 and 2020 respectively?
1. Number of investigations opened against EAs in respect of: 
(i) overcharging job-seekers; (ii) unlicensed operations; (iii) 
confiscation of personal belongings; (iv) providing particulars of 
job-seekers that are inconsistent with facts; (v) failing to provide 
services according to arrangements set out in service agreements; (vi) 
false claims of authorisations by foreign governments (or failure to 
display such accreditations/certifications); (vii) failure to provide 
payment receipts; (viii) failure to explain rights, benefits, and 
obligations to job-seekers and employers; (ix) failure to provide reference 
materials/sample forms relating to rights, benefits, and obligations to 
job-seekers and exmployers; (x) improper involvement in financial affairs 
of job-seekers; (xi) providing false vacancies; and (xii) other offences.
2. Number of cases against EAs which were referred to the Department of 
Justice for legal advice in respect of (i to xii above).
3. Number of summons issued against EAs in respect of (i to xii above). 
Please provide the number of cases prosecuted and concluded as well as 
number of cases not prosecuted upon referral to the Department of Justice 
for legal advice.
4. Number of  dismissals and acquittals for EAs prosecuted in respect of (i 
to xii above).
5. Number of convictions obtained against EAs in respect of (i to xii 
above).
6. Details of sentences (i.e. penalties) for EAs convicted in respect of (i 
to xii above).
Yours faithfully,
Charlie
-------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via 
the accessinfo.hk website.
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[email protected]

Is [email protected] the wrong address for Freedom of Information 
requests to Labour Department? If so, please contact us using this form:
https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/new?body=labour_department
Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on 
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers
If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web 
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.
-------------------------------------------------------------------