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Malaysian Labour Law : Regulation of Employment


9.2 Compulsory Contribute To SOCSO

  • An employee employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship and earning a monthly wages of RM2,000 and below must compulsorily register and contribute to SOCSO regardless of the employment status whether it is permanent, temporary or casual in nature.
  • An employee must be registered with the SOCSO irrespective of the age.
  • SOCSO only covers Malaysian workers and permanent residents. As a result, foreign workers are protected under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952.
  • Nevertheless, SOCSO does not cover the following categories of persons :
    • A person whose wages exceed RM2,000 a month and has never been covered before.
    • Government employees.
    • Domestic servants employed to work in a private dwelling house which includes a cook, gardeners, house servants, watchman, washer woman and driver.
    • Employees who have attained the age of 55 only for purposes of invalidity but if they continue to work they should be covered under the Employment Injuries Scheme.
    • Self-employed persons.
    • Foreign workers.

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  1. Regulation of Employment (HTML)
    1. Hiring
    2. Firing
    3. Workmen's Compensation
    4. Sexual Harrassment
    5. Occupational Safety and Health Act
    6. Dispute
    7. Pension
    8. EPF
    9. SOCSO
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  3. Salary Act (PDF)