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Employment Act

Malaysia Current 1955

This Act sets the labor standards and regulations that have been build up and amended since its enactment. It provides minimum terms of employment to those recognized as employees under the Act.

Issuer name

Ministry of Human Resources

Government ministry

Other

More information

It is complemented by other employment laws such as the Children and Young persons Act of 1966 and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1994. The latter among others requires the employer to formulate a workplace safety and health policy and regularly revise such policy to align it with changes and best practices as reported by business.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

All organisations that operate within Malaysia

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

NA

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

Status

Current

Country

Malaysia

Region

Asia Pacific

Date of publication

1955

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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