(July 3) JOHOR BARU: As of Thursday, cases of employers refusing to enable employees to work from home (WFH) remained the most frequently reported to the Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) via the “Working for Workers” (WFW) program (July 1). The ministry received a total of 4,267 instances covering various complaints, according to Deputy Minister Datuk Awang Hashim, with concerns relating to WFH still leading the way with 1,876 complaints nationally.
According to him, Selangor had the highest complaints (1,451), followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,007), Johor (539), and Penang (539). (292).
“There were 1,013 complaints about unpaid or late salaries, and 308 complaints about unauthorized wage deductions, in addition to the WFH complaints.”
There were also 263 examples of employees being fired without warning, 254 cases of no overtime pay or benefits after termination, 107 cases of employers failing to pay the minimum wage, 81 cases of no employment contract, and 66 cases of no yearly leave,” he said.
He was speaking at a news conference after directing an operation at a manufacturing workers’ hostel here today to ensure compliance with the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).
Awang stated that a total of 20,371 employers had been inspected, involving 109,809 lodgings across the country, and that 793 investigation papers had been started against employers for various offenses, with 125 of them being charged and RM431,000 in fine payment collected.
Meanwhile, 334 investigation documents had been offered compounds totaling RM3.93 million, with RM354,000 being paid, he said./nRead More