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Key Amendments to the Employment Act 1955 Have Begun

At the start of the new year, key amendments to the Employment Act 1955 were implemented.

These amendments include:

  • Extra protection afforded to workers who earn below RM4,000

  • Increased maternity leave from 60 days to 98 days

  • 7 days of paternity leave

  • Maximum working hours shortened from 48hrs to 45hrs

  • Changes in the calculation of wages for employees who have worked for less than 1 month

  • Employees are now allowed to apply for flexible working arrangements (and employers must respond within 60 days)

Have you implemented these changes, or do you need to find out more? Get in touch with us to avoid a hefty fine.


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