Sorry if my answer is a bit long ..p_charu12 wrote:We have recently found out that our Foreign Domestic Worker (FWD) has been dabbling in a business. It's one of those pyramid schemes selling slimming pills. The health risks aside, I want to know if this is legal. I'm aware that she cannot work for anyone else or be asked to help out in a business. My question is - Is she allowed to register and operate such a business on her own while under the work permit? I have also found out that this is pretty common among many girls and they openly sell such slimming medication through their network and on facebook.
If they do any other job than what they supposed to do as FDW including anything outside of the household they are registered under ,it is illegal. It does not matter whether they are paid to some doggy accounts or not. You even need a permit to do volunteering job.ecureilx wrote:A lot of MLMs, originating from Philippines mainly, are registered legally in Singapore, but have some grey area in allowing them to engage those on WP as that part is illegal .. though they do find ways to legalise it .. like not paying the profit to Singapore, instead remitting to the account in PH .. and the likes .. and engaging them as referrals ... etc. etc .. which is not legally illegal -per se ..
i know you meant "DODGY" .. the bigger point here is enforcement. . unlike catching a maid doing part time cleaning work outside her employer's place .. enforcement for MLM et al is pretty tough ..x9200 wrote:If they do any other job than what they supposed to do as FDW including anything outside of the household they are registered under ,it is illegal. It does not matter whether they are paid to some doggy accounts or not. You even need a permit to do volunteering job.
Why do you think if you have one of the passes you could work in another place if this was for free? I am not saying this is not the case but I don't see the logic. It would be a hole in the system.the lynx wrote:I don't think you need a permit to do voluntary work for charity for EP, WP, SPass holders...
But to be placed here as volunteers exclusively, yeah, that one requires permit.
I am not saying it is legal - though MLM cases are next to impossible to enforce / prosecute .. and AVON is purely MLM, as is Herbalife (to quote some well known MLM products .. )x9200 wrote:@ecureilx, lack of enforcement does not make anything legal.
herbalife scamming ? oh no .. they are really into some scientific stuff, like cellular nutrition .. etc .. not supplements, they are food-replacements .. there you go ..Sergei82 wrote:At least Avon is manufacturing something, Herbalife is just scamming out usual vitamins and supplements at astronomical price. I once was at Sentosa and saw unusual event (I was just passing by): shake party!!! Wth, there was music and those people were drinking that stuff while dancing!
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