Macau (MNA) – The former operator of the Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel, Macau Hotel Developers Ltd, the operator of the hotel’s casino, Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited, and four administrators of the companies were sentenced by the Court of First Appeal to pay some MOP4.43 million in fines.
According to a press release on Thursday, the first court ruled that the two companies in question had violated the Labour Relations Law and Non-resident workers recruitment Law.
The violations stated by the Public Prosecution include the arrears of salaries, overtime payment, and lack of compensation of holidays, including weekends, annual leaves and mandatory holidays.
Of the total amount, the court ordered some MOP2.48 million to be paid by the four administrators. In addition to the fines, the defendants of the case need to compensate the affected workers accordingly.
The first court had heard a total of 24 related trials from March 2016 to October 2017, stating that a total of 614 workers were involved in the case brought up against the companies and their administrators.
Macau Hotel Developers Ltd had requested the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) to cancel its hotel license on January 12 of last year, after six months of closure of the property – since July 23, 2016 – due to security and fire safety issues.
[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]