Hong Kong Immigration go after "live out" helpers

The following excerpt is from a news article posted on 7thspace.com. Click on the link below to read the entire article. http://7thspace.com/headlines/416380/immigration_department_investigating_on_stay_out_foreign_domestic_helper.html

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - During a surprise inspection conducted this morning (July 7) at Pok Fu Lam Village, immigration officers detected a foreign domestic helper who resided at a place other than his employer¡¦s residential address as stated in the employment contract, a spokesman for the Immigration Department said today.

During the operation, immigration officers conducted a total of 25 proof of identity checks.One foreign domestic helper was suspected to have made false representation with his employer upon his domestic helper visa application and was held for inquiry. The department is also investigating on his employer as to whether he had provided false information during visa application. The department will consider prosecution against any person who intentionally made false representation or provided false information about the live-in arrangement of foreign domestic helper. Case will also be referred to the Labour Department and Lands Department to see whether the employer had violated the Employment Ordinance and whether approval had been granted for owners of the leased flats to change the use of land.

What do you think? Do you have a live out helper? Does this worry or frighten you? Read the full article to see what the penalties are - they frighten me!