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"Job hopping" among foreign domestic helpers / DSE app glitches


"Job hopping" among foreign domestic helpers / DSE app glitches

 On Tuesday's Backchat, we're talking about calls to tackle "job-hopping" among foreign domestic helpers.

Authorities last year announced that a revised employment agencies' code of practice would be published this quarter, as some employers are struggling to retain their helpers despite having invested in hiring fees.

The amended guidelines are expected to add new provisions to deter the trend, such as banning agencies from providing monetary incentives to helpers who change employers. However, critics worry that the code's non-legally binding nature will not be enough of a deterrent.

Some employers' groups have suggested tightening immigration rules with proposals to create a database blacklisting helpers deemed to change employers too often.

What really is "job hopping"? Do you think that it should be regulated? Or is this a right all employees should be entitled to?

After 9:45, we talk about plans by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer to stress test public institutions' mobile apps, after an app used to record DSE students' attendance suffered a glitch on exam day.

9:05am-9:45am: "Job hopping" among foreign domestic helpers

9:05am-9:30am: Eman Villanueva, Spokesperson, Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body

9:05am-9:30am: Betty Yung, Chairperson, Hong Kong Employers of Domestic Helpers Association

9:30am-9:50am: Michael Szeto, Partner at ONC Lawyers

9:45am-10:00am: DSE app glitches

9:45am-10:00am: Johnny Ng, Lawmaker


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