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Three MES Group firms and 4 individuals convicted due to violating labour laws

They were convicted of multiple offences under EA and EFMA.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) revealed that three companies under the MES Group, and four individuals who were their former directors, were convicted for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA) and the Employment Act (EA). 

The firms convicted are composed of Mini Environment Service Pte Ltd, Labourtel Management Corporation Pte Ltd, and MES Logistics Pte Ltd.

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From 2009 to 2019, the three companies submitted 111 false salary declarations in respect of Work Permit and S Pass applications or renewals to MOM. 

For the Mini Environment Service, from 2015 to 2019, the company submitted 18 false employment declarations to MOM. 

From March to April 2019, Mini Environment Service also made its employees work overtime beyond the allowed limit of 72 hours per month as stipulated under the EA.

With this, the companies and four individuals are banned from employing migrant workers. 

Labourtel’s eligibility as a licensed operator under the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act to operate dormitories has been materially and adversely affected.

MOM is in contact with the relevant parties to transition the dormitories to new operator(s), within a reasonable time and with minimal disruption for the dormitory residents and their employers.

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