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MEF Academy Events
 21Writing a Contract of Employment – Essential Features and Avoiding Pitfalls21 February 2018
 22Understanding Labour Laws22 - 23 February 2018
 22Completing Employer’s Tax Reporting – Form E and EA for Remuneration Year 201722 February 2018
 24Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (Preview)24 February 2018 (10 - 12pm)
 26Collective Bargaining & Collective Agreement - The Law & Practice26 - 27 February 2018
 07Certified Trainer On-The-Job Training7 - 9 March 2018
 

Highlights
 MEF's Latest Publications  ​It is my pleasure to inform members of MEF’s latest five publications.Thursday, 30 November 2017
 
 Higher bonuses on the cards  In 2017, 65.9 per cent of respondent companies granted bonus to all executives which was slightly higher as compared to 63 per cent in 2016. The same trend can be seen for non-executives as 65.6 per cent of the respondent companies granted bonus in 2017 compared to 61.3 per cent in 2016.
Friday, 10 November 2017
 
 10 peratus majikan gagal serah borang E-LHDN  Kira-kira 10 peratus majikan di negara bakal dikenakan tindakan termasuk dikompaun kerana gagal menyerahkan borang E secara e-filing seperti yang diarahkan Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN).Wednesday, 7 February 2018
 
 Language main barrier to grads getting jobs  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said although most graduates can understand the language, they are unable to communicate their views orally in a proper manner.Monday, 22 January 2018
 
 Raw deal for local workers  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said this would be due to several factors: the foreign worker levy now imposed on employers rather than employees, the implementation of the Employee Insurance Scheme (EIS)..Monday, 8 January 2018
 
 Higher wages necessary to boost consumption  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan has described 2018 as a “bad year for the employees and employers”.Monday, 8 January 2018
 
 Over 50,000 workers to be laid off this year: MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said 2018 is going to be another challenging year, and he expected more than 50,000 people to lose their jobs this year.Tuesday, 2 January 2018
 
 Employers Federation questions necessity of new employee protections  Shamsuddin stressed that these measures, upon implementation, will increase the cost of business by at least 25%, resulting in a drop in profits, which also means less tax revenue for the government.Monday, 1 January 2018
 
 2018 another tough year for job seekers  The bleak outlook is partly driven by increasing operating costs due to the new Employment Insurance System (EIS) scheme and the new foreign worker levy policy, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.Monday, 1 January 2018
 
 MEF minta kerajaan kaji semula levi buruh asing  Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia (MEF), Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, berkata pelaksanaan dasar itu dibimbangi bukan sahaja akan membebankan industri, tetapi juga pengguna secara keseluruhannya.Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
 Kaji semula levi pekerja asing dibayar majikan - MEF  Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, polisi berkenaan akan menyebabkan penambahan kos bayaran gaji sehingga 15.6 peratus selain peningkatan kos operasi lain yang terpaksa ditanggung majikan.Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
 Employers want levy policy review  The current arrangement whereby foreign workers pay the levy themselves should be maintained, said Malaysian Employers Federa­tion (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
 雇联 : 僱主承担人头税流失40亿 - 外劳变相加薪 15.4%  马来西亚雇主联合会估计,若明年1月1日落实由雇主承担外劳人头税的新措施,等于让外劳变相“加薪”15.4%;同时,全国约240万名外劳每年汇回国的金额将增加30亿至40亿令吉Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
 掀涨风,人民苦 - 强制雇主缴外劳人头税  大马雇主联合会执行指出,雇主承担外劳人头税政策,将会带来各种连锁效应,如造成营运成本增加,提高通胀,成本将转嫁给消费者,而且国家每年会再流失30亿至40亿令吉外汇。Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
 雇联 : 僱主成本增,人头税或转嫁消费者  大马雇主联合会指出,要僱主承担人头税的措施令制造业,建筑业,服务业和种植业首当其冲,不排除有关产品和服务将会涨价。Wednesday, 27 December 2017
 
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Closing Date: 28 February 2018
 

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.2 - 5.75.0 - 5.5
Per Capita Income (RM)40,71342,777
CPI (% Growth)3.72.5 - 3.5
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,892.3N/A
Employment ('000)14,380.8N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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