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http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/ILO_logo.jpgMalaysia Ratifies ILO Convention No. 131 : Minimum Wage Fixing Convention 1970On 7 June 2016, the Malaysian delegation which was led by the YB Minister of HR, Dato' Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem deposited documents relating to the ratification of Convention 131 to Mr Guy Ryder ,the DG of ILO during the International Labour Conference in Geneva Switzerland.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/AKPK_Logo.jpgAgensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK)The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency, or commonly known as Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK), is an agency set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in April 2006 to help individuals take control of their financial situation.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/JobsMalaysia.jpgSelangor Career CarnivalPlease be informed that the Jabatan Tenaga Kerja , Negeri Selangor and the Selangor State Government will be organising the Selangor Career Carnival..
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifInaccessibility of Kuching Office due to floodDue to the recent flood that has inundated Kuching, Sarawak, our office in Kuching has been affected and the flood has caused substantial damage to the Office.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Hoax_2016tn.jpgHOAX! Notice on Invitation for Job Registration for Unemployed GraduatesMEF would like to state that the above notice is a HOAX and the Executive Director, Datuk Hj Shamsuddin Bardan did not issue such notice.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gif14th December 2015 declared as State Holiday for Selangor Darul Ehsan, to commemorate Selangor’s 33rd Malaysia Cup WinThe Selangor State Government has declared Monday, 14 December 2015 as a State Holiday following Selangor's Malaysia Cup win at the Shah Alam Stadium on 12 December 2015.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifTelecommunication Disruption at MEFPlease be informed that the telephone line in MEF, Headquarters in Petaling Jaya is out of order until further notice.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gif1 November 2015 Declared as State Holiday for Johor Darul Ta'zim,The Johor State Secretary, 1 November 2015 was declared as a state holiday for Johor Darul Ta'zim. The public holiday was to commemorate Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) as Champion of the AFC Cup 2015 Final which was held in Tajikistan last night.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News151020a.jpgMEF: Don't allow early EPF withdrawalsMalaysian Employers Federation chief Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan says EPF members should only be allowed to withdraw their savings at retirement age, arguing that the current policy that allows early withdrawals has resulted in many members having insufficient savings upon retirement.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News151020b.jpgMEF: Give firms incentives to hire jobless gradsThe MEF expresses the hope that Budget 2016 will see the government offering some form of incentives to companies to hire and provide training to unemployed graduates.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News151020c.jpgKerajaan digesa tumpu 200,000 siswazah menganggurPersekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia, MEF menggesa kerajaan agar tidak hanya melihat kepada peratusan penggangguran, tetapi menumpukan kepada siapa yang masih belum mendapat pekerjaan. Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan melahirkan kebimbangan itu berikutan separuh daripada 400 ribu orang yang menganggur adalah siswazah lepasan diploma dan ijazah.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News151020d.jpgReaksi MEF mengenai empat inisiatif oleh KWSPBersama Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia, MEF, Shamsuddin Bardan bagi mendapatkan reaksi beliau berkenaan dengan empat inisiatif penambahbaik skim oleh KWSP.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News151020e.jpgTan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron, International Organization of Employers, ECOSOC High-levelKeynote address by Mr. Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron, President of the International Organization of Employers, at the 2012 High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (New York, 2 - 9 July).
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MedicalBenefits2015.jpgMEF’s latest publication “MEF Survey on Medical Benefits and Man-Days LossMedical benefits form an important part of the compensation and benefits package offered by employers to attract, retain and engage employees.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/LPPKN_tn.jpgThemes for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and 1 Malaysia National Family Month (BKK1M)The National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD) is organising a series of program named “Siri Jelajah Keluarga Bahagia 2015”.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Niosh_CEOSeminar_tn.jpgNIOSH Seminar for CEO's "Sharing Experience on OSH Execellence & Leadership".The objectives of this program are to enable the managers to understanding the requirement of OSHA in employers responsibility aspect..
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSO.gifSOCSO Walk-at-Workplace CampaignEmployees will be encouraged to download Walk-a-Win app (WAW) and utilize it for the campaign period. During the campaign period, physical activity status of each category will be recorded by campaign organizers through WAW to evaluate role model status..
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/LabourDay2015.jpgLabour Day 2015 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2015 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2015 celebration.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MPC_Logo.jpgWorkshop on Competitiveness Champion Programme 2015, 25 February 2015Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), a statutory body under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Partner Institute to the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland which publishes the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY)..
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/CCPL_tn.jpgCareer Comeback Programme LaunchYou are cordially invited to the launch of “Career Comeback Programme” on 2 March 2015. Please download the flyer for more details and RSVP latest by 25 February 2015.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/kdntn.jpgNew Foreign Workers' Levy Rate SystemThe Ministry of Home Affairs recently announced adjustment of levy rate system for foreign workers.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifOffice Relocation for MEF Sarawak and Kuantan OfficePlease be informed that MEF branch offices in Kuching and Kuantan were relocated to new premises with effect from 27 January 2015.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifStatutory changes relating to the implementation (policy) of Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD) 2015Please be informed that the P.U.(A) 362/2014 Income Tax (Deduction From Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2014 has been gazetted on 31 December 2014.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEFReport_PGERPERFWM.jpgPractical Guidelines for Employers on the Recruitment, Placement, Employment and Repatriation of Foreign Workers in MalaysiaOn 19 December 2014 Malaysian Employers Federation launched the Practical Guidelines for Employers on the Recruitment, Placement Employment and Repatriation of Foreign Workers in Malaysia.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifNational Day of Mourning at MEFStaff of the MEF Secretariat observing the one-minute silence  as a mark of respect to the victims of the MH17 in conjunction with the National Day of Mourning at the MEF Headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifOffice relocation for MEF Northern Region OfficePlease be informed that MEF branch office in Penang will be relocated to a new premises with effect from 19 August 2014.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSO.gifSOCSO - Return to Work ProgramSOCSO’s Return to Work Program was established in 2007 to assist Insured Persons with employment injuries and illnesses to return to work in a safe and fast manner.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/LHDNM_tn.jpgPromoting the use of LHDNM’s electronic services: e-Filing: m-Filing and e-Bayaran for Income Assessment Year 2013Please be informed that with effect from 1 March 2014, the Online Services offered by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) to the tax payers will be operational.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Labour-Day_2014.jpgLabour Day 2014 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2014 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2014 celebration.
SOCSOSeminar Perlindungan Keselamatan Sosial 2014SOCSO is organising a series of seminars on "Perlindungan Keselamatan Sosial 2014" starting from April 2014.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PDPACover_100x100.jpgMEF Publication – Personal Data Protection Act 2010 [Act 709] and RegulationsThe PDPA 2010 which comes into effect on 15 November 2013, contain specific provisions governing the collection, use and disclosure of personal data in the private sector.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Datuk_ShamsuddinBardan.jpgConferment of the ‘Panglima Mahkota Wilayah’ award to MEF Executive DirectorMEF Executive Director, Y. Bhg. Datuk Hj. Shamsuddin bin Bardan has been conferred the ‘Panglima Mahkota Wilayah’ award by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah at the Balairong Seri, Istana Negara at Jalan Duta on 1st February 2014.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Premium_Package.jpgAnnual Salary Survey Report (Premium Package)The MEF Salary Survey Report has been published annually as a guide on the employees’ salary packages. The report analyses the salary packages of participating companies by Industry, Employment Size, Location, Years of Working Experience, Capital Ownership, Sales Turnover, Unionised / Non-Unionised Organisations and Local/Multinational Companies.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/ISO.jpgISO 26000 Guidance Standards on Social Responsibility (SR)ISO has published the above Guidance Standards in November 2010, for a 3 years trial period. It will be subjected to a review later this year.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MSLSSL_tn.jpgConference on Current Issues in Employment Law 2013Current Issues in Employment Law.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Marsh_Insurance_Brokers.jpgEmployee Health & Benefits Seminar Series 2013Marsh Malaysia is proud to present a four-part seminar series on employee health and benefits solutions in 2013. We are delighted to extend this invitation to you to join us for the second session on 14th May 2013 at 9:30am in Penang.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to HRDF “Leadership Talk” and “A Preview on MSc in Professional Engineering by Aston University, UK”Members are invited to attend the following programs organised by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB)..
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/LHDNM_tn.jpgPromoting the use of LHDNM’s electronic services: e-Filing: m-Filing and e-Bayaran for Income Assessment Year 2012Please be informed that with effect from 1 March 2013, the Online Services offered by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) to the tax payers will be operational.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/BP2013_jpg.jpgLabour Day 2013 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2013 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2013 celebration.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Logo_Hari_Pekerja2013.jpgNational Labour Day 2013 Creative Theme CompetitionThe Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) is organising the National Labour Day 2013 Creative Theme Competition beginning 23 January to 28 February 2013.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifRelocation of Consultant – Industrial Relations to the MEF Southern Region OfficeMEF is pleased to announce that Ms Prema Kesavan, Consultant – Industrial Relations will be relocated from the MEF Northern Region Office in Penang to the MEF Southern Region Office in Johor Bahru w.e.f. 14 January 2013.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/GOVERNMENT_OF_MALAYSIA_LOGO.jpgMinimum Wages (Amendment) Order 2012 [P.U.(A) 470]The Federal Government Gazette of P.U.(A) 470 on Minimum Wages (Amendment) Order 2012 was published on the official portal of the Attorney-General’s Chamber  (http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my) on 28 December 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/KDN_logo.jpgConditions/Rulings on the Handling and Management of Private Agencies under the Private Agency Act 1971The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a circular i.e. Private Agency Circular No. 4 of 2010. The objective of the circular is to inform all private agency companies on the conditions and rulings on the Handling and Management of Private Agencies under the Private Agency Act 1971.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Publications2012tn.jpgMEF new publications 2012It is my pleasure to inform you that MEF’s latest four publications were launched on 26 November 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRM_Cover.jpgPractical Guide to Human Resources ManagementHuman Resources management involves a wide range of activities such as recruitment, performance management, training, promotion and organisation development.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/NWCC_FrontCover_YK.jpgNational Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 and Minimum Wages Order 2012MEF has just produced the stitch bound hard cover of the “National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 [Act 732] and Minimum Wages Order 2012 [P.U. (A) 214]”.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifLatest update on the MEF Seminar on National Minimum Wages, Holiday Villa Subang, 18 July 2012Due to the overwhelming response to the MEF Seminar on National Minimum Wages at Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites, Subang Jaya on 18 July 2012, we regret to inform that we have reached the maximum capacity of the function room.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/DatoAzman01_tn.jpgDYMM Agong confers Pingat Panglima Setia Mahkota to MEF PresidentTHE DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah has conferred on the MEF President the prestigious Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) Award in conjunction with his 84th birthday on June 2. Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Dato’ Seri Haron was among the 38 recipients of the PSM Award, which carries the title 'Tan Sri'.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEF.gifPresentation by MEF made at the Regional Tripartite Workshop on Unemployment Insurance (UI)Presentation by MEF made at the Regional Tripartite Workshop at Kota Kinabalu on 21st May 2012 and at Kuching on 22nd May 2012. The same Presentation was made at the National Tripartite workshop at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur on 24th May 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/NCFTB_tn.jpgNational Council for The Blind, Malaysia – “Employment Seminar 2012”The National Council for The Blind, Malaysia is organising a 2-day seminar on “Empowering and Facilitating the Blind in Employment”. The objectives of the Seminar are to create public understanding and awareness of the potentials of the Blind.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/LHDNM_tn.jpgPromoting the use of LHDNM’s electronic services: e-Filing: m-Filing and e-Bayaran for Income Assessment Year 2011The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) introduced another innovative electronic services via online under the brand ez-HASiL, i.e. Mobile Filing (m-Filing) for smartphone users.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Kpdnkk_tn.jpgPublication of Distribution Trade JournalThe Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism is planning to publish a periodical Distribution trade journal starting from June 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRDF_SME2012_tn.jpgSME Business Excellence and Benchmarking Study in TaiwanPembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (HRDF) in collaboration with the Institute for information Industry (III) in organising the inaugural SME Business Excellence and Benchmarking Study in Taiwan.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSO.gifDisability & Equality Training: Towards Inclusion and Diversity WorkshopDepartment of Return To Work, Operations Division, SOCSO is planning to hold a ‘Disability & Equality Training: Towards Inclusion and Diversity’  to create awareness to employers on Disability Equality with the objective of creating a more inclusive and diversified workforce.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/NER2011tn.jpgNational Employment Return (NER) 2011Please be informed that the Ministry of Human Resources is conducting the National Employment Return (NER) 2011 survey from March to June 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MalaysiaEmblem.gifPress Release from Ministry of Home Affairs on “Visa Loophole, Boosts Sex Trade”Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) merujuk kepada artikel muka depan akhbar New Straits Times pada 16 Mac 2012 bertajuk “Visa Loophole, Boosts Sex Trade” dan ingin memberi maklumbalas kepada artikel tersebut.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/OSHAward2012tn.jpgNational Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Award 2012The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health under the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH) is organising the National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2012.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MalaysiaEmblem.gifPrime Minister's Innovation Award (AIPM) 2011Prime Minister's Innovation Award (AIPM) was introduced in 2010 as the premier public sector awards. The AIPM is a prestigious recognition based on significant innovations and have high impact to the governance and public sector services.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/BP2012.jpgLabour Day 2012 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2012 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2012 celebration.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSOtn.jpgInvitation to participate in the “Mini Karnival Pekerjaan” at Subang Jaya on 17 December 2011PERKESO (Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial) and Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Negeri Selangor (JTKNS) will be organising a ‘Mini Karnival Pekerjaan Return to Work’ at Subang Jaya.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to HRDF's C-Level HR Talk Series at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur on 30 November 2011The objective of this C-Level HR Talk Series is to inculcate the importance of good Human Resources Management to Business Owners and CEOs of the SMEs through the speakers presentation during the sessions.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MQA_tn.jpgAccreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as one of the Qualifications for Higher Learning ProgramsMalaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) developed the Guidelines to Good Practices: Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) in line with the Sixth Trust of the National Higher Education Action Plan 2007 – 2020.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/CIDB.jpgInvitation to submit Nomination for MCIEA 2011 – Prominent Player Award CategoryThe Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), is a statutory body under the Ministry of Works. CIDB invites interested MEF members from the construction industry to submit nomination for the MCIEA 2011 – Prominent Player Award.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/RTW2010.gifSOCSO’s Return to Work Awards – Online Voting BeginsThree prestigious awards will be presented to employers who have supported and made SOCSO’s Return to Work Program a success.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/kwsp-logo.gifEPF BeneficiaryThis notification is to remind members of EPF on the importance of nominating beneficiaries for their EPF savings in order to protect the wellbeing of their family in the event of death.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/DatoAzman01_tn.jpgDato’ Azman Installed as President of The International Organisation of EmployersAt today’s annual General Council of the IOE in Geneva, the President of the MEF, Dato’ Azman Shah B. Dato’ Seri Haron, assumed the Presidency of the IOE for the 2011-2013 term.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/CEOForum2011tn.jpgPerdana Leadership Foundation CEO Forum 2011The MEF is supporting Perdana Leadership Foundation in organising its third CEO Forum on 23 June 2011 at the Sime Darby Convention, Kuala Lumpur.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSO.jpgPERKESO’s Job Carnival, 4-5 July 2011MEF is assisting PERKESO in encouraging MEF members to participate in PERKESO’s Job Carnival in conjunction with PERKESO’s National Seminar on Return to Work (RTW).
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News20110511.jpgRising to the Challenge – Industry Players and Social ResponsibilityCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has now extended beyond the exclusive purview of corporations with the advent of Social Responsibility (SR) and more recently, the launch of the Guidance on Social Responsibility by the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) or better known as the ISO 26000.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/EC_Scholarship2011tn.jpgEC-Council Academy Scholarship for MEF MembersMEF is inviting all IT professional members from all areas of industry to participate in EC-Council Academy scholarship programme.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/BP2011.jpgLabour Day 2011 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2011 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2011 celebration. 
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/CTIM.jpgCTIM Seminar : Early Planning for the YearThe Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) is organising a one-day seminar on “Early Planning for the Year” on 18 January 2011at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEF.gifEmployment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010The Minister of Human Resources, had on 13 August 2010 vide Gazette Notification P.U.(A) 303 made Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010 which come into operation with effect from 1 October 2010.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/miti.jpgThe Implementation of the Strategic Trade Act 2010The STA is to provide control over the export of strategic items, in particular dual use goods, that can be used for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SIE2010.jpgSabah International Business Conference (SIBC2010)A one-day conference will showcase the Sabah state government forest conservation efforts and how we can grow money from trees.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/indonesiaflag.jpgJob Fair in Bandung, Indonesia (1-3 July 2010)The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has informed MEF that the government of West Java provincial is organising a Job Fair at Bandung, Republic of Indonesia from 1-3 July 2010.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSOtn.jpgSocial Security Protection SeminarSOCSO is organising a one day seminar with a view to familiarise the public on the latest information regarding the roles, procedures and benefits offered by SOCSO.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MIDA_News.gifSeminar on "Business and Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka"The High Commission of Sri Lank, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) will be organising a seminar on "Business and Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka".
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/RTW2010.gifInvitation to the National Return to Work Conference 2010The National Return to Work Conference 2010 organised by the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) will be held on 26 – 27 July 2010 at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Selangor.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEF.gifTelephone Services at MEF, Petaling Jaya Office fully restoredPlease be informed that the telephone system at the MEF headquarters (Petaling Jaya) that was down since the 11 April 2010 has been fully restored.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/IEA2010.jpgInvitation to Participate in the Industry Excellence Award 2010MITI annually organises the Industry Excellence Award that gives recognition to companies for their excellence in various fields.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/WorldOSHDay2010.jpgWorld OSH Day 2010The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia (NCOSH) invites all employees to participate in the World OSH Day on 28 April 2010 to commemorate the International Labour Organisation (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEF.gifDisruption of Telephone Services at MEF, Petaling Jaya OfficePlease be informed that the PABX system at the MEF headquarters (Petaling Jaya) is down since the morning of 11 April 2010.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/mef.gifMEF Penang New OfficeWith effect from 1st April 2010, the address for the new MEF Penang Office will be as follows ...
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/STSForum.jpgInvitation to participate in the 7th Annual Meeting of the STS Forum from 3 – 5 October 2010 at the Kyoto International Conference Centre, JapanThe Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, inaugurated in November 2004, holds an annual meeting starting on the first Sunday of October every year, in Kyoto, Japan.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to Attend PSMB's Expo for SMEsThe objective of this event is to provide a platform for SME employers to identify and source training programmes relevant to employers' needs.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SMECongress2009tn.jpgMALAYSIA SME Congress 2009The objective of this Congress is to motivate and inspire Malaysian SMEs toward greater local and international success.  It will be a perfect platform for SMEs to learn, share, network and strengthen the fellowship within the SME community. 
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MOSTI_tn.jpgNomination for National Innovation Award 2009 (AIN)The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) had invited nomination for National innovation Award 2009 (AIN).
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to Attend Forum for Small & Medium EnterprisesThis forum is in line with one of the seven terms of reference the SME Development Council have entrusted to PSMB which is “Establish close linkages with relevant private sector organisation and academic institutions to ensure relevancy of training programmes in terms of the human resource needs of the industry”.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/lppkn_logo.jpgPopulation and Development Conference 2009 – “Harnessing the Resource”In conjunction with the World Population Day 2009, the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) will be organising a conference on population and development themed “Harnessing the Resource”.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to Attend Forum for Small & Medium EnterprisesThis forum is in line with one of the seven terms of reference the SME Development Council have entrusted to PSMB which is “Establish close linkages with relevant private sector organisation and academic institutions to ensure relevancy of training programmes in terms of the human resource needs of the industry”.  
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifTraining Incentive for Small EnterprisesThe objective of the training Incentive is to encourage small enterprises to systematically retrain and upgrade the skills of their employees.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News090610.jpgMIBC-FICC Property & Infrastructure Forum: Capabilities & CollaborationsMIBC (Malaysia-India Business Council CEO Forum) is planning a Property & Infrastructure Forum in India from 16 to 19 June 2009.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/WCC2009tn.jpgFMM’s 6th World Chamber Congress (WCC 2009)The 6th World Chamber Congress (WCC 2009) is scheduled from 3 – 5 June 2009 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). About 600 foreign delegates from 89 countries have confirmed their participation.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/KLCF2009tn.jpgKuala Lumpur Careers FairThe Kuala Lumpur Careers Fair will be held on 11 July 2009 (Saturday) at the Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur to advertise and promote work and internship opportunities for Malaysian students and graduates.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MIDA_News.gifSeminar on Business and Investment Opportunities in FijiThe High Commission of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) will be organising a Seminar on Business and Investment Opportunities in Fiji.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/marim_logo.jpgMARIM Risk Management Award of Excellence 2009The Malaysian Association of Risk & Insurance Management (MARIM) is organising the MARIM Risk Management Award of Excellence 2009.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/HRD_tn.gifInvitation to Attend Forum for Small & Medium EnterprisesThe objective of this forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas regarding the relevancy of training and development programmes for SMEs.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/News090408.jpgWorld OSH Day 2009 CelebrationThe National Council for Occupational Safety and Health will be organizing an OSH Walkathon 2009 on the 25 April 2009 and the World OSH day celebration on the 28 April 2009 in commemoration of those died and suffered work related disease.
http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/malaysiaEmblem.gifLabour Day 2009 Awards CompetitionPrivate sector employers are encouraged to participate in the Labour Day 2009 Awards Competition that is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resources for the Labour Day 2009 celebrations which will be held on Saturday, 2 May 2009. 
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Dato’ Azman Shah elected as new President of MEF
Dato’ Azman Shah Dato’ Seri Harun was elected as the new President of MEF at the first Meeting of the MEF Council, which was held following the MEF Annual General Meeting 2006 at the Holiday Villa Subang on 28 June 2006.
MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releasesagm; election, dato azmanhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/dato_azman.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF Rejects Proposal to Allow Employees Day Off for Rukun Tetangga Duty
MEF objects to the proposal that employees be given day off work in respect of their patrol duties as volunteers of the Rukun Tetangga programme because this may lead to abuse and will negatively impact the overall productivity of the nation.
Leave/Working Hours/Public Holidaysrukun tetangga; day-offhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/RukunTetangga.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
SOCSO Should Encourage Contributors to Lead Healthy Lifestyle
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) is very concerned about allegations of false claims and abuse by members of SOCSO claiming for invalidity pensions and the role of the SOCSO Primary Medical Board, as was reported in the media recently.
Workmen Compensation/Act/FOMEMA/Insurance of Workers/SOCSOsocso; false claimhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSO.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF Supports Government’s Decision to Reduce Fuel Subsidy
MEF is of the view that the Government must ensure that the price of fuel remain consistent throughout this year and that businesses do not take advantage to increase prices unfairly.
Economy/AFTA/Corporate Governance/Globalisation/FTA/CSRpetrol; price; increasehttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Petrol_Increase.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF supports move to eradicate sexual discrimination at the workplace
Sexual harassment should be treated as misconduct and should be processed as misconduct. It is a form of employee misconduct which is covered by the Employment Act 1955, which is an actionable wrong and the employee, after an inquiry, may be dismissed, downgraded or suspended without pay.
Industrial Relations/Pickets/Strikes/Sexual Harassmentsexual harassment; misconducthttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Employers should not be made to bear additional burden by being Imposed with Higher Transport Allowance/Mileage Claims
In response to the proposal for private sector employers to increase transport allowance and allow for a higher rate of payment for mileage claims in CAs, MEF is of the position that that private sector employers should not be imposed with the burden to bear any additional cost of transport for their employees.
Allowance/Bonus; Collective Agreement; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releases; Ministry of Human Resourcesmileage allowancehttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PetrolPump_02.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF Applauds Budget 2007
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) welcomes the Budget 2007 Announcement by the Prime  Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today.
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MEF presents the MEFCET 2006
MEF will be organising its third Malaysian Employers Federation Career Education and Training (MEFCET) Conference with the objective of identifying critical challenges for organisations in shaping their workforce.
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Corporate figures from India, China to speak at MEFCET 2006
Prominent corporate figures from China and India will be among many experts who will share their experiences and in-depth knowledge on business strategies at MEFCET 2006 to be held at the Sunway Lagoon Hotel Resort in Petaling Jaya on Dec 5-6, 2006.
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Salary Forecasted to Increase by 5.5% for Executives and 5.4% for Non Executives in 2007
The Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey for Executives and Non Executives 2006 conducted by the MEF revealed that the average salary increase granted to executives in 2006 was 5.9 percent and 5.66 percent for non executives.
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MEF Appoints Thavalingam as its First Honorary Secretary
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Council appointed Mr Thavalingam Thavarajah as its first Honorary Secretary effective today. The appointment was made following the approval of the Registrar of Societies of the amendments to the MEF Constitution.
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National Retrenchment Scheme Proposal to be discussed at Special Meeting under NLAC
In response to the proposal to set up a National Retrenchment Scheme (NRS), the MEF has agreed to discuss the matter at a Special Committee set up by the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) under the Ministry of Human Resources.
Lay-offs/Termination/Retrenchment/VSS/Deployment/Unemployment Unemployed Graduates; Workmen Compensation/Act/FOMEMA/Insurance of Workers/SOCSOhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF: Sexual harassment should not be legislated
The Malaysian Employers Federation strongly opposes the proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 that intends to make employers liable to a fine of RM10,000 for failing to investigate complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace.
Employment/Labour Laws/Retirement; Industrial Relations/Pickets/Strikes/Sexual Harassmentemployment act; sexual harassmenthttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF sokong kerajaan naikkan gaji kakitangan awam
MEF menyokong keputusan Kerajaan untuk memberi kenaikan gaji kepada kakitangan awam. MEF berpendapat bahawa kakitangan awam sepatutnya menerima kenaikan gaji kerana tiada kenaikan gaji diperolehi sejak tahun 1992.
MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releases; Wages/Salary/Overtime/Allowances/Bonus/PLWS/Minimum wages/Fringe Benefitspress release; salary increase; civil; governmenthttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Budget 2008 adopted most of MEF proposals on human resource development
We are very happy with the Budget 2008, especially with regards to the strategies to enhance Malaysia’s competitiveness and strengthening human resource development. These in fact represent most if not all of the Federation’s recommendations to the government.
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ISO 26000 impact on Malaysian economy
Employers voiced serious concern over the proposed ISO 26000 Guidelines on Social Responsibility. The core issues in this document are being negotiated by the industry stakeholders, together with other stakeholders with the International Standardization Organisation (ISO).
Corporate Social Responsibilityiso 26000; csr; corporate social responsibilityhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/ISO.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Experts to chart Malaysia’s future direction on labour laws at MEF National Conference 2007
The objectives of the two-day conference is to review the current and proposed labour law reforms while evaluating the impact of technology in enhancing Malaysia’s competitiveness for the next 50 years ...
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More Companies Adopted Performance-Linked Wage System
Executives enjoyed a slightly higher salary increase as compared to the non-executive for 2007, revealed the MEF Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey for Executives and Non Executives 2007 that was launched at the MEF Headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
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MEF objects to new ruling on induction course for Indonesian workers
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) strongly objects to the new ruling by the Ministry of Human Resources to impose on employers RM120 for induction course fee for each Indonesian who wants to work in Malaysia.
Foreign Workers/Domestic Maids/ExpatriateWork/Permitforeign workers; induction course; indonesianhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Employers Concerns over Impact of Price Increases in Petrol, Diesel and Electricity
MEF is shocked with these sudden price increases. We are deeply concerned that these increases will have negative impact on the competitiveness of businesses and employers in the country.
CPIpetrol; diesel; price increase; cpi; inflationhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/petrol_increase.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Dato' Azman to lead MEF for a second Term
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azman Shah Bin Datuk Seri Harun will serve the MEF as its President for a second term from 2009-2011 following the decision of the MEF Council at their first meeting after the Federation’s Annual General Meeting 2008 that was held at the Holiday Villa Hotel in Subang Jaya 23 July 2008.
MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press ReleasesAGMhttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/dato_azman.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF gives 2009 Budget the thumbs-up
Among the MEF proposals that have been taken up include the incentives for childcare to attract more women to join the workforce, on training and on income tax treatment on allowances and benefits in kind and perquisites. MEF submitted these proposals to the government over the years and we are very pleased that the government have taken them up.
Budget; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releasesbudget; mef; training; income tax; childcarehttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/Budget2009.jpgAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
MEF Objects Ministry’s Proposal to Legislate Sexual Harassment
MEF strongly opposes the proposal of Minister of Human Resources Y.B. Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam to incorporate sexual harassment at the workplace in the Employment Act 1955.
Industrial Relations/Pickets/Strikes/Sexual Harassment; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releasessexual harassmenthttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gifAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Labour Laws should Reflect Pre-eminence of Human Resource Development
With the theme “Enhancing Performance through Business Excellence”, the MEF National Conference 2008 attracted more than 150 participants from both the public and private sectors. The Minister of Human Resources also launched MEF’s latest publication entitled “Criminal Misconduct in Employment” which was provided free to participants of the two-day conference.
HRD/Training/Education/Job Hopping/Graduates/Skills; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releasesnational conference 2008http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/MEFNC2008tn.jpgAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
Reduction in Employees’ Rate of Contribution to EPF should be Voluntary
MEF is surprised that the EPF today stated that the reduction in employees’ contribution to EPF is automatic and those who wish to maintain the existing contribution rate of 11% be required to complete form KWSP 17A.
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MEF Surveys: 69% of Companies Forecast Salary Increments for 2009
The global economic downturn will only slightly affect salary increases for next year as 69% of companies forecasted that there would be increments for their executives and non-executives in 2009.
Allowance/Bonus; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releases; Wages/Salary/Overtime/Allowances/Bonus/PLWS/Minimum wages/Fringe Benefitssalary survey; press conference; medical benefits; collective agreements; cahttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SS2008Press.jpgAll; Internal; Council; Members; Public
DPM to Grace MEF’S 50th Anniversary Celebration
In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) will be organising the MEF National Conference 2009 at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel in Petaling Jaya on May 12-13, 2009.
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2010 Budget Provides Building Blocks for High Income Economy
MEF President Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azman Shah said the 2010 Budget that was tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak provided the necessary building blocks to support the implementation of a high income economy.
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MEF Surprised by Minister’s Announcement to Create New Funds for Pension and Retrenchment
Members of the MEF Council were indeed surprised by the announcement of the Minister in the setting up of the two funds as there was no prior discussion conducted between the Ministry of Human Resources and MEF and other stakeholders on the subject matter prior to this.
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Social Security Net: Employers to Submit Joint Memorandum to Government
Representatives of various employers’ organisations and chambers of commerce & industry gathered at the MEF on Apr 15 to discuss the government’s proposals to set up retrenchment fund, unemployment insurance and pension for employees in the private sector.
Employment/Labour Laws/Retirement; MEF/Seminars/Conferences/Press Releases; Workmen Compensation/Act/FOMEMA/Insurance of Workers/SOCSOretrenchment fund; unemployment insurance; pension http://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/PR_Default.gif
MEF: Amendments to Labour Laws Positive
Malaysia needs to urgently depart from the current traditional inflexible and over prescriptive labour legislation which is not conducive for enhancement of the nation’s productivity and competitiveness and adopt more progressive, flexible labour legislation.
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Minimum Wages: Employers Relieved, Security Guards Hampered
The minimum wages for security guards published recently under the Wages Councils Act 1947 had relieved employers of their anxiety and at the same time hampered the high expectations of security guards.
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Don’t Kill the Golden Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs
The plantation sector is one of the important pillars of the Malaysian economy, be that during good times or bad times.  Apart from providing employment, either upstream or downstream activities, the plantation sector also contributed RM60 billion nett export earnings in 2008 and RM58 billion in 2009. 
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President of MEF heads IOE and CAPE
For the first time in history, the MEF will lead both the regional and international employers’ organisations.  Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azman Shah was unanimously elected as the President-Elect of IOE and Chairman of CAPE.
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MEF: Control Operating Costs Instead of Increasing SOCSO Rates
The administrators of SOCSO should control and reduce the costs of managing SOCSO instead of increasing its rate of contribution.
SOCSOsocos; increase rateshttp://www.mef.org.my/library/Shared_Imagelib/SOCSOtn.jpg
MEF Supports High Income Economy through Performance and Increased Productivity
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) supports the creation of a high income economy. However, MEF opposes the setting up of a national minimum wage as a means of achieving high income economy.
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Budget 2011: MEF Relieved No National Minimum Wage
THE Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) was relieved that the government had heeded its call not to implement national minimum wage.
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MEF Surveys: Employees To Receive Higher Wage Increments
Employees in the private sector can expect higher increases in wages for next year as compared to 2010, revealed the latest MEF Salary Survey for 2010 which was launched by the MEF President Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azman Shah Dato’ Seri Haron.
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MEF takes NUBE to task for blithe statements
MEF refers to the article entitled ‘Nube slams bosses group over statement’ which appeared on Page B4 of the Business Times section of The New Straits Times newspaper on Dec 14, 2010.
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Skills Development and Certification the Way Forward, says MEF
Skills development and certification should be the way forward in terms of creating a high income economy for Malaysia.
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Industrial Harmony the Way Forward in Uncertain Environment
Good industrial relations is key for Malaysia to move forward in an increasingly challenging global environment.
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MEF calls for urgent revival of NLAC
The MEF has urged the government to urgently revive the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) in order to deal with issues affecting human resource development and the updating of labour laws.
Mixed reviews for Budget 2012, says MEF
MEF President Y.Bhg. Dato’ Azman Shah Dato’ Seri Haron said that the Prime Minister had tabled a palatable budget but fell short of high expectations in respect of much‐anticipated downward revisions of corporate and personal income taxes.
MEF Surveys: Salary Increase to Continue Upward Trend
The private sector employees received higher salary increments this year but bonuses are expected to continue its downward trend, revealed the latest MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-Executives 2011.
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Malaysia Should Further Reduce Dependence on Foreign Workers
THE Government should review the number of foreign workers required by Malaysia given the high cost of employing foreign workers.
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Skills Development will Pave the Way Towards High Income Economy
The government’s focus on skills development in the Budget 2013 would give Malaysia the much needed boost in charting the nation’s path towards achieving high income nation status by 2020.
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Pakatan’s ‘Universal Minimum Wage’ Perplexing
Pakatan Rakyat’s proposal to introduce ‘universal minimum wage’ of RM1,100 would detrimentally impact the cost of doing business and disrupt investors’ confidence in Malaysia.
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Minimum Wages push up salary levels for Non Executives
Rank and file employees were the major benefactors in anticipation of the implementation of National Minimum Wages as the latest MEF salary survey publications revealed that the nonexecutives
were granted the highest ever average salary increases in the past decade.
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Foreign workers should pay their own levy
In anticipation of the enormous hike in the cost of payroll at the end of this month arising from the implementation of national minimum wages, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the Government to shift the burden of paying levy on employers back to the foreign workers.
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GST at 6% too High for Starters
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) welcomed the Budget 2014 announcement today as many of the Federation’s proposals and recommendations were considered by the Government.
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MEF Salary Surveys Forecasted Lower Salary Increase for 2014
The average salary increase for non-executives in 2013, at 6.7 percent was slightly higher than that of the executives at 6.31 per cent due mainly to the implementation of the minimum wage policy.  
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Tan Sri Azman continues to Lead MEF
Tan Sri Azman Shah Dato’ Seri Haron was elected as President of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) at the MEF Council Meeting held after the Federation’s Annual General Meeting 2014 at the Holiday Villa Hotel in Subang Jaya today.
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Budget 2015 to Mould Competitive and Employable Workforce
The Budget 2015 that focussed on incentives for automation, skills development and efforts to encourage more women to join the job market will pave the way for a more competitive and employable Malaysian workforce while reducing dependence on foreign workers.
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MEF Salary Surveys: 48% Of Employers Took Into Account Of GST Implementation In Determining Salary Review For 2015
The average salary increase for executives for 2014 was 5.53 per cent, and for the non-executives the average salary increased by 5.43 per cent in 2014.
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MEF Calls for Holistic Solution for Service Charge after GST
The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism’s decision to allow only restaurants and hotels with collective agreements to impose service charge..
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MEF surprised by proposals for SOCSO to cover all existing employees
Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Mohd Najib’s announcement on the proposals to extend SOCSO coverage to all private sector employees had taken employers by surprise as the proposals had never been discussed with stakeholders.
Ensure continuous supply of water during dry season
Employers stand to lose millions if the relevant authorities fail to put in place adequate measures to deal with the issues related to possible water shortages anticipated during the dry season next month.
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Immigration counters should remain open even after Implementation of Online Services
Besides making online submissions, employers applying for foreign workers should be given the option to submit applications for biomedical check‐up in source country and electronic visa with reference (eVDR) over the counter at the Immigration Department.
Surveys on Medical Benefits, Man‐Days Loss and Issues on GST to Assist Employers Overcome Challenges
Employers lost about 591,199 man‐days last year
and paid an average of about RM4,475.36 and RM762.27 per employee for hospitalisation and outpatient treatment respectively.
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Budget 2016: Bleak Outlook for Employers
The Government’s decision to increase minimum wages would  further increase challenges currently faced by the private sector employers.
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Higher Minimum Wages Boost Forecasted Salary and Bonus of Non‐Executives
Executives in the private sector can expect lower salary increments in 2016 while non‐executives may anticipate lightly higher increments boosted mainly by higher minimum wages coming into effect next year
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MEF Surveys: HRDF has no right to consolidate 30% of employers’ funds
The results of the MEF Surveys on ‘Implementation of Consolidated Fund from Unutilised Levy of 1MyGRIP & Establishment of 30% Common Pool from Employer Contribution to HRDF’ were announced by MEF President..
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