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Employers warned over RM1,100 minimum wage
Published on: Thursday, January 17, 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Labour Department urged employers to adhere to the RM1,100 minimum wage law  enforced under the Labour Ordinance (Sabah).

Its Director Kamal Pardi said since the amendment of the minimum salary, the law is enforced from on Jan 1, this year where employers are urged to adhere to or else strict actions will be taken against errant employers.

“Failure to adhere to the Minimum Wage Order (amendment) 2018, is an offence and those found guilty can be fine up to RM10,000 for each worker.


“Workers who are not paid according to the new rate are urge to make a report at the nearest Labour Department Office for action to be taken,” he said.

In 2018, Kamal said 13 employers were charged and fined RM37,450 by the Magistrate’s Court under the National Wages Consultative Council Act.

He also said inspections were carried out on 7,136 employers and 1,000 compliance notices were issued for necessary action.

“Through the enforcement operation, 234 investigation papers were opened and 91 employers were compounded RM315,000,” he added.


Kamal said the department has been carrying out inspections on employers since early January and instructed the department’s branches to do the same in Sabah.

He said this operation is not only aimed at preserving the rights of employees but also to ensure employers adhere to the Minimum Wage Order (amendment) 2018 to improve comfort and harmony of the industry.
 

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