I just had a visit from the F.A.P. this morning. Video cameras and cameras and I found out from them that my nanny who I hired from an agent in Hualien is illegal, well, so they say. She did disappear very quickly when they came to my house which leads me to believe this is true.
My situation is this: they say I have to pay a ludicrous fine…750 000nt or turn her in. Great, I say. I do not have this kind of money and obviously this lady has disappeared. I would turn her in if I could but I don’t know where she is. I am not the kind of person who wittingly breaks the law.
Does anyone know of a good lawyer? We did employ the woman for 5 months in the honest belief that we were legitimate employers. We paid the agent 10 000nt for the lady. We asked for the passport and arc but were told she is holding them until her contract expires. The agent says she owes her money. It is all a mess right now obviously. Anyone who is a parent will understand. The crazy thing is, tomorrow was her last day, my kid goes to school tomorrow.
HELP please with advice on this matter.
I am desperate about this, I’ve been here for years and never done anything wrong apart from swear at blue truck drivers. Now I am facing criminal charges for which the fine is bigger than people back home who steal from their employers.
It doesn’t make sense. i know lots of things here don’t but this is truly worrying for me so any advice is appreciated. Preferably sensible and legal.