Enforcement of the Standard Employment Contract

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to enquire the number of enforcement actions your Department took against violations of the Standard Employment Contract for migrant domestic workers (SEC) by employers as well as the number of prosecutions of employers for violations of the SEC. I request such data for each of the quarters in 2018 and quarter one of 2019. Thank you.

Annie Li
Senior Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Immigration Department

Our reference: L/M (2) in ImmD ORS/6-5/2(R) Pt.2


Dear Ms LI,


Thank you for your email on 5 June 2019.


The number of employers arrested and prosecuted under the Immigration
Ordinance for illegally employing foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) or
instructing FDHs to perform non-domestic duties, or aiding or abetting
FDHs in making false representations to officers of the Immigration
Department for obtaining employment visas are tabulated as follows:


| | 2018 | 2019 |
| Year |-------------------------------------------------+-----------|
| |1^st quarter|2^nd quarter| 3^rd | 4^th | 1^st |
| | | | quarter | quarter | quarter |
| Arrested | 22 | 33 | 21 | 35 | 19 |
|Prosecuted| 13 | 4 | 15 | 16 | 4 |


Hope you find the above information useful.


Yours sincerely,


(LEE Man chun)

for Director of Immigration

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Dear Mr Lee,

Thank you for the data.

Annie Li