Mong Kok, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

The Hong Kong Labour Department has revoked the licence of an employment agency, Unity Employment Limited in Mong Kok, Kowloon for failing to meet the standards set by the Hong Kong government.

The department said it was the eighth revocation or refusal of renewal of an employment agency licence since 2018, according to a government release on Thursday.

Unity’s license was cancelled for getting involved in the financial affairs of job seekers and failing to draw up an adequate service agreement for foreign domestic workers and their employers.

The agency also failed to issue payment receipts to employers and to provide a copy of the Standard Employment Contract partially signed by the employers for their retention.

It failed to keep records relating to dealings between job seekers and employers, failed to keep acknowledgement receipts from domestic workers and their employers declaring that they had received the publications and sample forms.

Parties had not been briefed about their statutory rights and obligations on acknowledgement receipts.

The department reminded operators of employment agencies to conduct their business in compliance with the law and the Code of Practice for employment agencies at all times.

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