Obligations & Benefits under the Employment Laws, SOCSO Act 1969 & EPF Act 1991

19-20 Oct, 2017, Kuala Lumpur

FOCUSING ON
  • Employment Contracts
  • Normal Hours and OT
  • Special Protection for Women Employees
  • Rest Days & OT
  • PH and OT
  • Annual Leave & Unpaid Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity Allowance / Leave
  • Sexual Harassment
  • EA: Wages: Advances and Deductions
  • Minimum Wages Order (2013)
  • EA: Part-timers
  • EA: Disciplinary Penalties
  • EA: Minimum Retirement Age, Retrenchment & Termination Benefits
  • SOCSO: Contributions
  • SOCSO: Benefits
  • EPF: Contributions
  • EPF: Benefits
OVERVIEW

Employment Laws
The Employment Act 1955 / Labour Ordinances Sabah 2004 & Sarawak 2005 form the basis of employment contracts between employer and certain categories of mostly non-management employees. It also serves as a guideline for employees who are not protected under the EA/LO. The EA/LO provide minimum benefits that must be provided to employees. The new amendments also cover some employees who were previously not protected under the EA/LO.

 

The Minimum Wages Order (2013) specifies the minimum wages that should be paid in West and East Malaysia.

 

For the first time ever the Malaysia government has introduced the Minimum Retirement Age Order (2013).

 

Part-timers are now also protected under the law. They are entitled to certain benefits including OT.

EPF & SOCSO
The EPF Act 1991 is a retirement scheme for employees and has a lot of rules regarding contributions and withdrawal.

 

The SOCSO Act 1969 is a national insurance scheme for Malaysian employees for employment injury or invalidity.

 

Both employer and employee are required by law to contribute to EPF and SOCSO.

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

This course enables the employer to not only understand the laws but also explain to employees some of the main provisions so as to avoid misunderstanding.

 

As part of their corporate social responsibility and welfare, HR Managers and Executives may want to go even further and explain the benefits of EPF and SOCSO to employees so that employees or their families may claim the full benefit within the stipulated deadlines. Employers may also be able to help employees in this regard.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Employers
  • HR Managers
  • HR Executives
  • Payroll Specialists
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialists
METHODOLOGY

Interactive Presentations, Case-Studies, Discussions

AFTER ATTENDING THIS COURSE YOU WILL RETURN TO YOUR JOB…
  1. Identifying employees who are covered under the Employment Act 1955; EPF Act 1991 & SOCSO Act 1961.
  2. Administering the benefits of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, PH, rest days.
  3. Calculating OT on normal work days, rest days and PH.
  4. Identifying conditions for and calculate retrenchment benefits.
  5. Registering employees with EPF and SOCSO.
  6. Contributing correctly to EPF and SOCSO.
  7. Making appropriate claims to benefits for employees under the provisions of EPF & SOCSO.
  8. Explaining the benefits of EPF and SOCSO to employees.
  9. Identifying part-timers who are covered under the law.
  10. Calculating payment for OT, rest day and PH for part-timers.
  11. Determining what allowances can be included under the Minimum Wages Order (2013).
DAY 1
9:00 EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
  • What is the Employment Act 1955 and Labour Ordinances Sabah 2004 and Sarawak 2005?
  • Who is covered under the Act?
  • Types of contracts
  • Are oral contracts legal?
  • When must you have a written contract?
  • General penalties
  NORMAL HOURS AND OT
  • Normal working hours & days
  • Overtime Rates
  • Max hours of work
  • Max hours of OT
  • Breaks during normal work hours and OT
  SPECIAL PROTECTION FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES
  • Working hours and days
  • Minimum rest hours per day
  • Overnight work
10.45 REST DAYS & OT
  • Minimum and maximum days of rest per week
  • Payment rates for work during work hours and OT
  • Can an employee be forced to work on a rest day?
  PH AND OT
  • What is the difference between compulsory and non- compulsory PH?
  • No of days of compulsory and non-compulsory PH
  • Payment rates for work during normal hours and OT on PH
  ANNUAL LEAVE & UNPAID LEAVE
  • No of days of entitlement
  • Conditions for paid leave
  • Encashment of leave
  • Rate for work done during normal hours / OT rates
  • ‘Emergency’ leave and annual leave
  • Salary computation / deduction for unpaid leave
1:00 Lunch

2:00

SICK LEAVE

  • Qualification for sick leave
  • No of days of hospitalised and non-hospitalised sick leave
  • How to treat sick leave in excess of EA
  • The ‘deemed to be hospitalized’ clause
  • Can an employee go to a non-panel doctor?
  • Must an employer pay for medical expenses?
2:00

MATERNITY ALLOWANCE / LEAVE

  • No of days of paid maternity leave
  • Unpaid maternity leave
  • Qualifications for maternity allowance
  • Can an employee claim maternity allowance from more than one employee?
  • Can an ex-employee claim maternity allowance?
2:00

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Procedure for reporting sexual harassment
  • Responsibility of employer
  • Responsibility of Labour department
  • Investigation of sexual harassment
3:45 WAGES: ADVANCES AND DEDUCTIONS
  • Authorised deductions from salary
  • Limit in deductions
  • Modes of payment
  • Payment date
  • Content of salary slip
  • Deductions for overpayment
  • Responsibilities of principles and contractors
5:00 End of Day 1
DAY 2
9:00 MINIMUM WAGES ORDER (2013)
  • What is the minimum wages to be paid in west and east Malaysia?
  • What allowances can be included under minimum wages?
  • Effective dates of Minimum Wages Order
  • Monthly rates, daily rates and hourly rates
  • Minimum wages for probationers
  EA: PART-TIMERS
  • Who are the part-timers protected by the law?
  • No of annual leave days
  • No of sick leave days
  • No of work hours and OT rate
  • No of PH and OT rate
  • No of Rest days and OT rate
10.45 EA: DISCIPLINARY PENALTIES
  • Suspension period
  • Payment rate during suspension before and after domestic inquiry
  • Types of disciplinary penalties after domestic inquiry
  • How to compute ½ pay?
  EA: MINIMUM RETIREMENT AGE, RETRENCHMENT & TERMINATION BENEFITS
  • Minimum retirement age
  • Effective date of minimum retirement age
  • Who qualifies for retrenchment and termination benefit?
  • Rate of retrenchment and termination benefits
  • LIFO principle of retrenchment
  • Retrenchment VS unfair dismissal claims
1:00 Lunch

2:00 SOCSO: CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Who needs to contribute?
  • Rate of contribution under categories 1 and 2
  • Definition of wages for SOCSO
  • Penalties for non-contribution
  • Who is responsible for contribution?
  • Maximum ages of contribution under Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Schemes
  • Returns and registers
  SOCSO: BENEFITS
  • Temporary and Permanent Disablement Benefit
  • Total and Partial Disablement
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Invalidity Grant
  • Pension Schemes
  • Contribution qualification for benefit
  • Survivors’ / dependents’ pension
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Medical Benefit
  • Funeral Benefit
  • Education Benefit
  • Accidents while traveling
  • Procedures in claims
3:45 EPF: CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Who must contribute?
  • Must a non-citizen also contribute?
  • Definition of wages for EPF contributions
  • Rate of contributions under Parts A, B, C, D
  • Rate of contribution by non-citizens & employers
  • Rate of contribution for employees below and above 55 years of age
  • Maximum age for contribution
  EPF: BENEFITS
  • Withdrawal on reaching 50 & 55 & 60 years of age
  • Withdrawal for other reasons before 50 years of age
  • Re-contribution to EPF after full withdrawal
  • Full and partial withdrawal
  • Periodic withdrawals
  • Additional payments for funeral and permanent disablement
  • Maximum age for withdrawal
5:00 End of Course

 

LEARN FROM THE BEST

CYRIL PAGADALA comes with many years of real hands-on work experience in Human Resource Management, Industrial / Employee Relations, Payroll Management.

His work experience covers various industries such as the banking, manufacturing, hospitality and other service industries He has worked for both local and multinationals in both small and large companies. Before he went into training he was the Director of Human Resource & Administration of a group of companies.

 

Cyril has a BA in English and an MA in Human Resource Management. He is a lecturer and corporate trainer now for many years.

 

He has gone through the whole gamut of HRM functions and during this period has had to deal with a lot of legal issues.

 

Cyril is a serious trainer and he delivers and facilitates the course in a simple, easy-to-understand way and willingly shares knowledge. Due to his real hard-knock work experience, he is able to provide many simple solutions to work challenges.

 

His participants range from CEOs, senior managers, executives, lawyers and other levels. He has many repeat clients. Maybe this is due to his simple philosophy: “SHARE REAL WORK KNOWLEDGE”. Perhaps a cue may also be taken from a participant: ‘I NEVER KNEW THIS WAS SO EASY!’

 

He has trained small, medium and large local and multinational organizations from various industries. Some of the organizations that attended his ‘legal’ courses are: PUNB, G-Tower Sdn Bhd, Brighton Education, United Overseas Bank, Robert Bosch, DRB HICOM, KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital, RHB Bank, Puncak Niaga, Nexus International School, Carigali, Petronas, Jebson & Jesse Packaging, Microlink Solutions, CEFS Response, BATA (M), Credit Guarantee Corporation, Koperasi Wawasan Malaysia Berhad, AIMST University, Technip Geoproduction, Combat Coating, SME Bank, Hitachi Construction, Ogilvy & Mather, Signature Manufacturing, Pelita Holdings, Construction Labour Exchange Centre, Labuan Reinsurance, Jurukur Perunding Services, Pulai Springs Resort, CIBA Vision, M-Fischer Tech, Petrochemicals (M) Sdn Bhd, Anika Insurance Brokers, Ricoh, Taylors Education Group, U-Mobile, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Red Tone, PERODUA, Godell, Airod Turbopower, Honda, Clara International Beauty Group, Malaysia Merchant Marine Berhad, SEDC Sarawak, Cargill Palm Products, Malaysia Smelting Corp, ICI paints, SIME Engineering, Utusan Melayu, Star Cruises, EPF, Bank Pertanian, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Mah Sing Plastics, FELDA, Bank of China, Technology Park, Jotun Paints, Perbadanan Pembangunan Pertanian, Ranhill Worley Parsons, Bank Rakyat, Kementerian Kewangan Sabah, TH Travel & Services, CELCOM Axiata and many more.

 

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