malaysia - Employment & Labour Law - News

Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Tabling of Sexual Harassment Bill not in March to ensure Comprehensiveness - Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Sexual Harassment Bill will not be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month because the results of a just-completed feasibility study are still under scrutiny, it was stated today.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Workers' Strike due to Three Months Unpaid Salary - Labour Department

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Labour Department has found that the recent three-day strike by some 2,000 foreign workers at a rubber glove manufacturing company in Sepang, Selangor, was triggered by the company’s failure to pay workers’ salaries for three months since November last year.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Muslims Dress Code Guide will be presented to NLAC first - Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 (Bernama) - The dress code guidelines for Muslim workers in private sector will be presented at the meeting of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) first, said the Human Resources Ministry. The ministry, in a statement today said, as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) it would take into account vie ...
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Rapid Penang Bus Driver fined for submitting False Claim to Socso

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A former Rapid Penang bus driver was fined RM2,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for submitting false information to claim for accident benefits from the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Two employers were each fined RM2,500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to report accidents involving their employees to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers told to heed Minimum Wages order 2018

KUCHING, Jan 2 (Bernam) - Employers are urged to abide by the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018, which is effective from yesterday. Sarawak Manpower Department director, Awang Raduan Awang Omar who made the call, said employers who failed to pay their employees basic salary as stipulated in the order, were committing an offence and could be ...
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to the Ministry of Human Resources and the Ministry of Home Affairs in the near future. Human Resource Minister M.Kula Segaran ...
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Sarawak has agreed on principle to a proposal to amend the Sarawak Labour Ordinance to ensure the uniformity of the implementation of labour laws in Malaysia.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Review to shorten 21-Day SOP to probe Sexual Harassment Cases

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The Women, Community and Family Development Ministry is reviewing to shorten the 21-day Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to investigate sexual harassment cases.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF to align Monthly Contribution with New Minimum Wages Order

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Beginning Jan 1, 2019, the minimum contribution of employees and employers to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be aligned with the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018 of RM1,100 for both Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah and Sarawak.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PTPTN loans: Employers have no right to deduct staff salaries

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Employers have no right to directly deduct loan repayments from the salaries of their staff who are the PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) borrowers without their (employees) consent.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers can be fined, jailed for neglecting Safety at Workplace

KUCHING, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Employers including contractors and subcontractors can be fined or jailed if they are found to have neglected safety aspects at the workplace. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994, employers who fail to provide a safe and healthy environment for their workers can be fined up to RM50,000 or impriso ...
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fewer retrenched this Year, says HR Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - A redundancy report by the Labour Department shows that the number of dismissals has halved this year, between Jan 1 and Sept 30, compared to last year, Parliament was told today.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government abolishes PLKN, looks after Welfare of Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - The fate of 2,100 contract personnel of the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) is looked after despite the decision of the Cabinet to abolish PLKN since August.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Locals not affected by Repeal of Workmen's Compensation Act

KULIM, Dec 2 (Bernama) - Local employees will not be affected by the abolition of the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
Date: 02 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 will be abolished - Kula Segaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - The Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 so that local and foreign workers in the country can get equal protection, said Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran. He said the move was in line with the government's commitment to enhance protection for foreign workers who currently come under the Foreign Workers Com ...
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to Employment Act to be tabled Next March

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Employment Act 1955 are expected to be tabled in Parliament in March next year.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sexual Misconduct: Orthopaedic Doctor terminated

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) - The service of a specialist doctor who is also a department head in a hospital in the Klang Valley was terminated on Wednesday following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government urged to review Scheduled Salary Deductions for PTPTN Loanees

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - A Pakatan Harapan MP today urged the government to review the scheduled salary deductions for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loanees who earned more than RM1,000 a month.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

Read More