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.