Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry announced that the enforcement of the Employment Act Amendments 2022 will be postponed from 1st September 2022 to 1st January 2023.
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As our minister, Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said, the decision was made after discussing with industry players, stakeholders, and chambers of commerce.
It is said that more time is needed, as we are now in the economic recovery phase. Then the ministry discussed with the cabinet and all agree to delay the enforcement of the amendments to 1st January 2023.
Our minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said that the 3 months extension would allow industries to recover from the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stressing that there will be no further extensions would be given after 1st January 2023.
The ministry will also be conducting more awareness programmes for employers and also going on roadshows for employees to better understand the amendments to the Employment Act.
Meanwhile, our Human Resources minister also said the amended law has to be first implemented before improving and expanding it to cover more employees type.
We at CORPSO will continue to update any changes to this Employment Act while recommending that employers join those upcoming free webinars or programmes on being compliant with the newly amended law.