Woman hit with big fine for failing to pay Filipina maid
State Court in Singapore orders her to pay a fine of S$15,000 for failing to give wages to her maid for nearly a year; she could also face jail
A 30-year-old Singaporean woman who failed to pay her Filipino domestic worker a salary or rest-day allowances for 11 months was fined S$15,000 (US$11,106) by a State Court on Tuesday.
The defendant named Li Jun was hit with a total of 13 charges by the Ministry of the Manpower in regard to violations of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, The Straits Times reported.
Previously the court heard that Li did not pay her Filipino maid, whose wage was S$420 a month, between March 7, 2016 till February 21, 2017. She owed the maid a total of S$5,700, which was finally paid on September 7, 2017.
Li was fined S$15,000 by the court – and could be jailed for six weeks if she fails to pay the fine.
The woman was also barred from hiring a foreign domestic worker any time in the future by the ministry.