Man jailed for not paying workersJanuary 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) A Chinese man has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison for not paying his workers.
It is the first time a jail term has been handed down in Shenzhen since non-payment of wages was listed a crime in May last year, the China Daily reported Saturday.
Construction contractor Xu Shijun was accused of not using money he had got from a client to pay the 208,596 yuan ($33,000) in wages he owed to 47 people who had worked under him.
China’s amended Criminal Law allows judicial authorities to imprison employers who maliciously withhold payments from their employees.
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