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Since job scams arise from misrepresentation of the nature and terms of the job, a solution must lie in eliminating opportunities for deception. Workers must have direct access to employers' submissions and MOM's electronic records.
TWC2 points out the risks to migrant workers in the time of Covid-19 that spring from housing conditions, transport and company policies.
Foreign workers entering Singapore must first get prior permission before commencing their journeys, then must serve 14-day stay-home period.
TWC2 echoes a call for the government to do more to rein in employment agents who charge unreasonable and illegal fees for transfer workers.
It is increasingly common to see employers make quite substantial "monthly deductions for others" from foreign workers' wages, but what's the deduction for?
High Court reminds lawyers to assess injury cases carefully before filling claims under common law. This is all the more critical when workers are in desperate financial straits and see only the upside of going to court.