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Jurisdictional limit of Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board increases
     The jurisdictional limit of the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board (MECAB) has increased from not exceeding $8,000 per claimant to not exceeding $15,000 per claimant with effect from today (September 17).
     The amendment only applies to a claim for which the right of action arises wholly or partly on or after September 17, 2021. The jurisdiction of the MECAB is still confined to a claim not exceeding $8,000 per claimant if the right of action arose wholly before September 17, 2021.
     "The amendment seeks to increase the jurisdiction of the MECAB with regard to the upper claim limit for each claimant, while maintaining the maximum number of claimants per claim at 10. Any employment claim exceeding the jurisdictional limit of the MECAB will be adjudicated by the Labour Tribunal," a spokesman for the Labour Department (LD) said.
     The MECAB was established within the LD under the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board Ordinance to provide a simple, quick and inexpensive adjudication service for employment claims arising from disputes of statutory or contractual rights of employment.
     For enquiries, please call the LD's 24-hour enquiry hotline 2717 1771 (the hotline is handled by 1823).
Ends/Friday, September 17, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00
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