Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix WongHong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies will face cash penalties: labour minister Law Chi-kwong

  • If an employer fails to utilise subsidies due to reasons such as reduced staff numbers or salaries, the government will claw back the unspent amount
  • If the number of employees on payroll during the subsidy period is less than that in March, the employer will have to pay a cash penalty to the government

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix WongHong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies under the coronavirus relief scheme will face cash penalties. Photo: Felix Wong
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