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MEF Academy Events
 24Writing a Contract of Employment – Essential Features and Avoiding Pitfalls24 August 2017
 28Criminal Misconduct in Employment28 August 2017
 05Collective Bargaining & Collective Agreement - The Law & Practice5 - 6 September 2017
 13Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel13 - 14 September 2017
 20Performance Management with Emphasis on Performance Improvement Plan20 - 21 September 2017
 

Highlights
 Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill 2017  The Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill 2017 was tabled in Parliament on 1 August 2017.Wednesday, 2 August 2017
 
 No money to hire graduates, says MEF  Shamsuddin said the problem had persisted for several years. “It is likely that the total number of unemployed graduates in the country has exceeded 100,000 if we include those from previous years.”Friday, 18 August 2017
 
 Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illegal foreign workers instead of imposing extra checks on legal ones.Friday, 18 August 2017
 
 三苏丁:就业保险计划 “政府应分担保费”  大马雇主联合会执行董事拿督三苏丁认为,政府若有意执行就业保险计划,就应该和雇主及员工同时承担部分的保费,而非强制雇主和雇员投保和各自承担一半保费。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
 僱联:充就业险献金 “建议政府主雇各贡献1令吉”  马来西亚雇主联合会主席丹斯里阿兹曼说,根据过去10年平均被裁员的数据来计算,每年的未偿裁员福利平均只有6500万令吉,而2亿多令吉的献金已足以应付。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
 雇主联合会提就业险新方案 “政府主雇各缴1令吉”  大马雇主联合会建议在就业保险计划法案(EIS)下,政府,雇主及员工各别贡献1令吉的缴费。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
 僱联:充就业险献金 “政府主雇各贡献1令吉”  大马雇主联合会今日建议政府,雇主,雇员三方应该为就业保险计划(EIS)各别贡献1令吉的献金,以全国680万名雇员来计算,每年就可以取得2亿4500万令吉的基金。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
 MEF: Employment Insurance Scheme may encourage retrenchment  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said if the bill is approved and becomes law, it might encourage both workers and employers to abuse it.Wednesday, 2 August 2017
 
 EIS 加重雇主负担  马来西亚雇主联合会执行董事拿督三苏丁认为此举将加重雇员和雇主的负担及带来负面的经济影响。Wednesday, 2 August 2017
 
 Employers: Why collect RM1.6b in jobless benefits when retrenchment costs RM300m?  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan based his calculations on contributions of 1 per cent from both the employer and employee (0.5 per cent each) for an average monthly salary of RM2,000 from 6.8 million private sector workers.Wednesday, 2 August 2017
 
 就業保險法案強制僱主投保 公司倒閉 失業者有得賠  人力資源部今日提呈2017年就業保險制度法案,強制僱主和僱員投保和各自承擔一半保費外,以讓僱員即使面對公司破產或倒閉,依然可獲得失業賠償與保障。此項法案還建議為失業者提供援助金,期限長達3至6個月,以協助在特定理由下被裁退的員工。Tuesday, 1 August 2017
 
 MEF: Razak Baginda should be careful over racially sensitive remarks  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said that making such statements could potentially create racial disharmony in the country.Sunday, 30 July 2017
 
 MEF: Retain the talent  Women play dual roles as employee and wife, or mother. So they need encouragement to remain in the labour market, its executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan says.Sunday, 23 July 2017
 
 Worker woes for M’sian businesses  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said employers resorted to engaging illegal foreign workers instead of legal ones as they would not have to pay a recruitment fee and provide for insurance, housing and other benefits to the worker.Monday, 17 July 2017
 
 MEF: Bosses will hire legal foreign workers if costs lowered  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says heavy penalties will not deter small businesses from hiring foreigners without work permits, despite the recent call on courts to impose the maximum punishment for such offenders.Thursday, 13 July 2017
 
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Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.732.1
Real GDP (% Growth)4.24.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)37,73839,656
CPI (% Growth)2.13.0 ~ 4.0
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Labour Force ('000)14,686N/A
Employment ('000)14,180N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.5N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.30
Non Executive (%)5.515.43
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.302.15
Non Executive (months)1.972.11
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