Three out of five employers contacted by The Straits Times said they had workers who got themselves released from their contracts by claiming they had not been paid.
The workers then went home, only to return to Singapore soon after to work for other companies.
The employers interviewed said that China workers were more likely than other foreigners to try to end their work contracts early in order to take up new job offers.
This apparent loophole allows workers to seek higher wages and thus receive more equitable market value for their efforts. I can't think of a better example of why geographic mobility is a powerful ally to labor. To impinge on that right should be a crime. To discourage that option is shameful. I'm looking at you, Ohio. Enough with the brain drain talk. Don't profess to be pro-working class if you are anti-geographic mobility.