Thursday, 10 January 2013

506 employers charged under labour laws in 2012

A total 506 employers in the peninsular were charged with various offences under the labour laws last year.

Peninsular Malaysia Manpower Department director-general Mohd Jeffery Joakim said 80% of them were brought to the courts for offences related to emoluments.

“Among the offences were failure to pay salary arrears, compensation and gratuity that had been ordered by the Labour Court.

“They were charged under Section 69 of the Employment Act 1955,” he said here yesterday.

Mohd Jeffery said that during the period, 103 charges were made under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 against employers who failed to insure their foreign workers and did not report accidents to the Manpower Office.

He said five companies were charged under the Private Employment Agencies Act 1981 for operating without licence.

He also said that following checks and complaints from workers, the department had issued 461 summonses to various employers with 67% of the summonses for failing to report the hiring of foreign workers within 14 days of employment.

“Another 10% of the summonses were against bosses who did not pay salaries within the stipulated period,” he said.

Mohd Jeffery said that since 2010, RM1.47mil in compounds had been collected.


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