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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 8:43 am

It sounds like they are using the period to see if you are a fit in the company before going through the process of applying. It is highly illegal but if you bring it up to MOM you will also be culpable as a willing partner (as I've said before, ignorance in the eyes of the law is no excuse). If you work without proper documentation in violation of local laws, you can be deported and refused entry in the future.

If your self-assessment using MOM's self-assessment tool is okay then the problem may well be with the company and their reason for hiring a foreigner. If that is the case then you may have better luck with a different company. It is, at the end of the day, the company who needs to justify WHY they need to hire a foreigner instead of hiring a local.

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Postby ghozzg » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 9:48 pm

will there be any problem, if lets say I will be hired into another company and that company will apply my work pass at MOM, and my current company has a pending application also of my pass. would there be no legal conflicts on that? thank you very much.

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Postby ghozzg » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 3:04 pm

Anyone can give me advice? thanks in advance.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 3:25 pm

ghozzg wrote:will there be any problem, if lets say I will be hired into another company and that company will apply my work pass at MOM, and my current company has a pending application also of my pass. would there be no legal conflicts on that? thank you very much.


Aside from the fact that MOM will only issue one. It would depend on the company that was unsuccessful. I suppose, if they found out you had two applications submitted and you had signed two different employment contracts, they yes, they could have legal recourse if they didn't get your application approved "because" of "Your" actions and not theirs.

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Postby ghozzg » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 4:11 pm

I did'nt signed any contract. I have only signed the JOB Offer, no contract yet.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 5:19 pm

That may well be your contract. Most company's don't use letters of offer unless it is to replace the contract. Without knowing if they also use a contract as well, I would assume that the letter is the same as the contract otherwise you would not have had to sign it.

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Postby ghozzg » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 8:40 pm

The Job Offer that I have signed is not yet the contract of my employment, as advice by my manager, the formal contract of my employment will be formalize once my pass be processed. Its the same thing with my other co workers, they have signed the contract after their work pass has been released, and it is also stated in the job offer that all of my privilege as an employee will take effect once my pass is processed and release.

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Postby ghozzg » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:05 pm

Please advice what do I need to do. Is it ok for me to transfer into another compny with no legal obstacles ahead?thanks in advance

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 6:47 am

If there are no penalty clauses in your Letter of Offer then I would think you don't have a problem.


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