Social Security for the Self-Employed

Social Security for the Self-Employed

The Self Employment Social Security Bill 2016 (“Bill”) was tabled for first reading before the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. The Bill proposes to make it mandatory for all self-employed Malaysians in certain industries to contribute to a fund similar to the Social Security...

What is the Employee Insurance Scheme?

Last week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that the government has agreed to implement the proposed “Employment Insurance Scheme” (EIS). The EIS will affect an estimated 6.5 million employees in the private sector.  This is not the first...

Paternity Leave in Malaysia?

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) recently proposed that all employees be provided 1 month’s paid paternity leave.  The MTUC’s secretary general was quoted as saying that it is time for a review of paternity leave provisions, since most private...