The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) today (October 23) pursued two claims in the Small Claims Tribunal for some $33,000 on behalf of 27 employees, who were owed MPF contributions by their employers.
At the Tribunals hearing today, two defendants, J.C. Technology Company Limited and Golden Lord Limited trading as Club East, did not appear. In their absence, the Adjudicator ordered them to pay the MPFA the sums of $30,873.74 and $2,667.86, being mandatory contributions in arrears and surcharges payable.
The amounts awarded will be reimbursed to the employees MPF accounts as soon as they are received by the MPFA. The Tribunal further ordered the respective defendants to pay $175 and $115 as the costs in respect of the claims.