MINOR EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ADJUDICATION BOARD

  • The Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board (MECAB) set up under the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board Ordinance adjudicates minor employment claims in a quick, simple and inexpensive manner. A claim which cannot be resolved amicably through conciliation may be referred to the MECAB for adjudication.
  • The MECAB is empowered to adjudicate employment claims involving not more than 10 claimants for a sum of money not exceeding HK$8,000 per claimant. Employment claims falling outside the jurisdiction of the MECAB are heard by the Labour Tribunal within the Judiciary.
  • Hearings of minor employment claims are conducted in public and no legal representation is allowed. The award or order made by an Adjudication Officer of the Board is legally binding. Parties dissatisfied with the judgement of an Adjudication Officer may apply for a review. They may also apply to the Court of First Instance for an appeal against the Adjudication Officer's decision on point of law or question of jurisdiction.