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The Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Malaysian Employers Federation strongly object to the move by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) to convert the unutilised portion of employers' contributions..
Members of the Sarawak Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) voiced their concerns on the lack of information regarding the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) as well as what is going to happen to the RM800 million unutilised funds.
The Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) strongly object the move by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to convert unutilised funds..
There is a mixed response from employers to the Human Resources Development Fund’s (HRDF) move over the unutilised portion of the 30% levy collected into a common fund.
MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said currently foreign workers who come in legally undergo health screening in their country of origin and also in Malaysia.
Employees should claim what is rightfully due to theme and not be deterred by delays in the claims process, says the Malaysian Employers Federation.
More graduates are now working sectors that are unrelated to their field of study, says the Malaysian Employers Federations.
According to Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan (pix), this will not only help to ensure sufficient employment for locals struggling to cope with the crippling job market..
It is easy to implement whipping punishment to those employers who employed illegal foreign workers. However, Executive Director MEF, Datuk Shamsuddin indicated that the Government should find out the reasons of poor responses of Rehiring Program..
Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said weaknesses in the programme included uncertainties over the legal repercussions, costs and the limitation of its scope.
There is a tendency for employers to pay the minimum wage to most workers in the 3D sectors but, as MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan pointed out, those holding the Malaysian Skills Certificate or other relevant qualifications..
MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin indicated that sick leave was being abused. However, it is difficult to identify whether an employee has submitted the fake sick leave.
With waning interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among school children, Malaysia may have to turn to foreign workers to help achieve Vision 2020.
Citing MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan the magazine said employers’ reluctance to fork out more for wages at this juncture stems from Malaysia’s stuttering economy.
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Legal & Practical Guide on Fixed Term Contracts of Employment
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Extension of Retirement Age in Private Sector
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