Employers must allow female staff 90 days maternity leave

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Private sector employers could be prosecuted if they dismiss female staff who took 90 days maternity leave, warned the deputy minister of human resources. — AFP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Private sector employers can be investigated and prosecuted if they dismiss female staff who take 90 days maternity leave.

Deputy Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said such action was in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Constitution that everyone had equal rights including employment.

“Although there is no specific clause stating that private sector employers cannot terminate the service of a female worker for taking 90 days maternity leave, we have to uphold the principle law which is the Federal Constitution.

“Employers cannot terminate the service of female workers when they become pregnant; these women have contributed much to help their companies to thrive.  Read more

Ipoh school cleaners cry foul over 8 months’ unpaid wages

Source: FMT News 

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56 2 0 75 Ipoh school cleaners cry foul over 8 months’ unpaid wages Ho Kit Yen | February 23, 2017 They are owed RM139,250 after they were told to continue working by the Kinta Utara District Education Department after their company went broke. – Pic taken from FMT News

PUTRAJAYA: Twenty cleaners from seven schools in Ipoh are hoping against hope that they will be paid the RM139,250 owed them in unpaid salaries since 2015.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S Arutchelvan told FMT that the government was unable to provide a solution.

“The government has said it could not do anything to help us get the eight months’ salaries owed to each of the cleaners,” he said after meeting an education ministry official here. Read more

Let workers with dyslexia thrive in right roles

Source: Free Malaysia Today 

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Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says bosses must identify what are the hidden talents of their employees who are dyslexic – Pic taken from FMT news

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says companies should bring out the best in their workers if they are known to have dyslexia.

Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said that bosses must know the strengths of their dyslexic workers and assign them jobs which they can perform well. Read more