TAP reminds employers to comply

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BANDER SERI BEGAWAN

SOME business premises in the Brunei-Muara district were found violating the Employee Trust Act after failing to register their workers for pension schemes.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Employees Trust Fund (TAP) said three employers and 15 employees were found not registering with the TAP and Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) schemes during its inspection with the Labour Department.

TAP reminded that it is mandatory for all local employees — including temporary, contract, daily paid and probationary workers — to register with TAP and for contributions to be paid to the TAP and SCP schemes every month.

Under Section 26 of the TAP Act, an employer found guilty of failing to register local workers or do not make TAP and SCP contributions will be penalised with a maximum of $3,000 fine for the first offence and not more than $10,000 for subsequent offences.

During the inspections, the Labour Department also found several violations under the Employment Order 2009, with employers failing to provide employment contracts and overtime pay for their workers.

All employers are reminded to ensure their employees’ welfare is taken care of as the department will take strict action against those who fail to comply.

The Brunei Times