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Malaysian employers must pay foreign worker levy themselves

With effect from January 1 this year, Malaysian employers who wish to hire foreign workers will have to pay for the levies out of their own pockets.

Employers who choose to recruit foreign workers will now have to pay for the hiring levy themselves, instead of deducting from the wages of the new overseas hires, Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced recently.

The new ruling came into effect on January 1.

Datuk Zahid told Malaysia’s The Star Online the aim of the ruling is to ensure employers understand and take full responsibility for the hiring of foreigners.

The Government will also introduce the undertaking letter which will underline the responsibilities and requirements to be fulfilled by employers in the near future,” said the minister.

The undertaking period starts right from the application stage until the worker has returned home.

He added that the Malaysian government is also reviewing the present security deposit amount imposed on companies that hire foreign workers as it believes the current rates are too low and ineffective as a preventive measure” against worker exploitation and abuse.

These moves come after many cases of Malaysian employers mistreating migrant workers came to light last year. Reports stated that employers did not pay foreign workers wages that were promised, withheld their passports and thus restricted the ability of workers to return home.

Just last month, Samsung Electronics Malaysia terminated its contract with a Malaysia-based labour supplier that was found to have violated the hiring process of its migrant workers.

The workers were forced to work for up to 14 hours without sufficient rest and toilet breaks because they were told they had to settle their recruitment fees of some 5,600 MYR (S$1,800) to secure their jobs.

Similarly, two months ago, Nepalese employees working for McDonald’s Malaysia were reportedly exploited by the fast food chain’s local labour agency. These migrant workers were promised higher wages than what they were actually paid, and some were paid as low as US$0.75 an hour.

Source: hrmasia
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