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'Employers in M'sia must register foreign workers within 14 days of employment'

Publication Date : 09-01-2014

 

All employers must register their foreign workers with the Peninsular Malaysia Manpower Department within 14 days from the date of employment, or face a fine of nearly up 10,000 ringgit (US$3,048).

In a statement, department director-general Mohd Jeffrey Joakim said employers must also inform the department within 30 days after terminating these workers, regardless of the reason, as well as who initiated the severance of employment, or whether it is because the work permit had expired.

“As provided in Section 57A and Section 57B of the Act, any employer of domestic workers must also report to the department within 30 days of employment or termination,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Jeffrey said this was in line with amendments to Section 60K of the Employment Act 1955, which has been enforced since April 1, 2012.

“A contractor for labour intending or undertaking to supply workers needs to register with the director-general of the department within 14 days of supplying labour.

“The contractor for labour is also required to keep or maintain the registers containing information of each employee supplied, and make these registers available for inspection.

“Any employer who fails to do this and commits an offence under these provisions can be charged and if convicted, be fined not more than 10,000 ringgit,” he said.

 

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