15 companies named and shamed for not paying employees

Shanghai launched a campaign on December 1 to ensure all migrant workers receive their due pay before they head home for Spring Festival.

Shanghai authorities named and shamed the 15 employers who were sentenced to imprisonment and fines in 2017 for deliberately not paying employees.

They include the Huafeng House Development Co in Minhang District, which owed 1.87 million yuan in salaries to 102 employees between June and September of 2016.

Its legal representative Huang Xiao hid himself and failed to appear during the investigation process.

The company ignored the orders of the local labor security supervision team to pay the owed salaries.

The team then handed the case to local police — Huang was arrested on April 28 and sentenced to two years in jail with three years of probation. He was also fined 30,000 yuan.

Shanghai launched a campaign on December 1 to ensure all migrant workers get their due pay before they head home for Spring Festival, a time of year when most people journey to their hometowns to reunite with family.

A total of 5,123 enterprises have been inspected by labor security supervision teams who found 369 employers owed salaries to employees. 

Until now, more than 4,000 employees have received nearly 37 million yuan in overdue salaries due to the campaign.


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