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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/03/2010

Fines for Unlicensed employment agency

Edmonton — An unlicensed employment agency in Edmonton has been fined $4,500 and must pay back $15,000 in illegal fees it charged foreign workers. Alberta’s Fair Trading Act requires employment agencies to be licensed by the government and not charge workers fees for finding them jobs. Service Alberta received nine complaints that Josephine Garcia Ramoso, operating as 4 J’s Garcia, collected $15,000 from co-workers and individuals in the Filipino community to recruit relatives in the Philippines for jobs in Alberta. The workers were never offered jobs. Ramoso pleaded guilty in provincial court to nine counts of operating without a licence.

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