誤用失聯移工案例多 勞工局:拍證件照存證自保 | Always check personal info before hiring new immigrants. Here is why

根據台灣法規,違法聘僱失聯移工之雇主將面臨新台幣15萬元至75萬元罰鍰、五年內再犯將可面臨3年以下有期徒刑。(圖/資料照)|According to Taiwan's laws and regulations, employers hiring illegal migrant workers are liable to a fine ranging from NT$150,000 to NT$750,000, and up to 3 years of imprisonment for a repeat offense within 5 years. (file photo)

根據台灣法規,違法聘僱失聯移工之雇主將面臨新台幣15萬元至75萬元罰鍰、五年內再犯將可面臨3年以下有期徒刑。

According to Taiwan’s laws and regulations, employers hiring illegal migrant workers are liable to a fine ranging from NT$150,000 to NT$750,000, and up to 3 years of imprisonment for a repeat offense within 5 years. 

然而,許多民眾在人手短缺的情形下,不慎找上非法機構雇人,在未仔細核對受聘者真實身份的情形下誤用非法移工而觸法。新北市統計,去年民眾雇用非法外籍看護遭裁罰共有58件,罰金高達500萬元。

However, many people who are short on manpower inadvertently hire workers through illegal agencies without checking the real identity of the employees first, thus breaking the law without knowing. 

Last year, the authorities discovered 58 cases of illegally hiring migrant workers in New Taipei, collecting as much as NT$5 million of fine in total.

在醫院裡經常出現寫著「政府立案」、假冒為看護中心的非法仲介名片,謊稱非法移工為合法嫁來台灣的新住民。新北市勞工局指出,許多家屬由於家裡有急需照顧的病人,在焦頭爛額的情形下看到非法仲介的名片而上當,誤用非法移工而不自知。

Business cards of Illegal agents disguised as care centers are often found in hospitals, falsely claiming to be legit institutions “filed by the government,” providing caretaking services offered by so-called “new immigrants”, when they are actually runaway migrant workers.

According to The New Taipei City Government Labor Affairs Bureau (新北市勞工局), many families with patients urgently needing to be cared for have fallen prey to the deception of illegal agencies and hired illegal migrant workers unknowingly. 

也有許多雇主急需用人,但礙於透過正規管道申請外籍看護需要時間,聘用本國籍看護成本又往往翻倍,因而選擇偷偷聘雇非法移工。勞工局指出,聘僱非法移工將面臨新台幣15萬元至75萬元罰鍰,提醒民眾誤因小失大。

There are also many employers in desperate need of foreign caregivers who have chosen to secretly hire illegal migrant workers since the process of applying for a legal migrant worker through proper channels can be time-consuming, with the cost often doubled.

Employers should be warned of a fine ranging from NT$150,000 to NT$750,000 if caught hiring illegal migrant workers, therefore, one should think twice before taking the risk.

為防止誤用非法移工,勞工局提醒民眾勿輕信來路不明的仲介、私人看護中心之廣告,醫院通常會有合作的照服機構,可向醫院詢問。勞工局提醒雇主,聘僱新住民、外籍人士做看護時,記得核對居留證及依親戶籍資料正本,並拍照存證自保,以防誤觸法律。

To prevent from unintentionally hiring illegal workers, employers should beware of advertisements from unknown agencies and private care centers. The bureau said that hospitals usually have a partner care agency, people in need of caregiving services can turn to hospitals for recommendations.

The Bureau reminds employers to check the residence permit or dependent relative certificate when hiring new immigrants or foreigners as caregivers, and to always take photos or keep copies of their identity information in order to protect themselves.