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Company and its director fined $120,000 for contravening Employment Ordinance

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Company and its director fined $120,000 for contravening Employment Ordinance
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Company and its director fined $120,000 for contravening Employment Ordinance

2024-05-17 12:38 Last Updated At:05-18 01:34

Company and director slapped with $120,000 fine for violating employment laws

Yin Wan Plumbing Limited and its director were prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for violation of the requirements under the Employment Ordinance (EO). The company and its director pleaded guilty at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (May 17) and were fined a total sum of $120,000.

The company wilfully and without reasonable excuse contravened the requirement of the EO, failing to pay six employees' wages within seven days after the expiry of the wage periods, totalling about $559,000. The director concerned was prosecuted and convicted for his consent, connivance or neglect in the above offences.

"The ruling helps disseminate a strong message to all employers, directors and responsible officers of companies that they have to pay wages to employees within the statutory time limit stipulated in the EO," a spokesman for LD said.

"The LD will not tolerate these offences and will spare no effort in enforcing the law and safeguarding employees' statutory rights," the spokesman added.

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Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award

2024-06-20 11:00 Last Updated At:11:08

Csd's smart prison projects win hong kong smart city initiative of the year, recognized for innovation and impactful results in public services

Two Smart Prison projects of the Correctional Services Department (CSD), namely the Integrated Custodial and Rehabilitation Management System and the Social Visit e-Booking Service, have won the Hong Kong Smart City Initiative of the Year at the GovMedia Awards 2024.

The GovMedia Awards recognise outstanding government initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to honour organisations that exemplify leadership, creativity and impactful results in public services. The CSD is committed to introducing innovative technology projects in correctional facilities to create a modernised working environment. The award for the CSD's Smart Prison projects affirms the Department's efforts in introducing innovative technology elements.

The CSD fully implemented the Integrated Custodial and Rehabilitation Management System in all its correctional institutions last year, integrating eight core operation systems and reinforcing digital management to enhanceoperational efficiency.

The Social Visit e-Booking Service was fully implemented in November last year to facilitate visitation. Apart from shortening the registration and waiting time for visitors at correctional institutions, the Service also allows visitors to manage their bookings and check the latest visit status of persons in custody so that they can plan their visits conveniently.

To align with the Government's Smart City development blueprint, the CSD will continue to provide more convenient e-services to members of the public.

Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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