29 September 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 (“Amendment Act”) and the Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 (“Order”) will come into force on 1 January 2023, amending the Employment Act 1955 (“Employment Act”).

From 1 January 2023, the Employment Act will apply to all employees regardless of their wages or work types save for certain sections which will not be applicable to employees earning more than RM4,000 per month or domestic employees (previously known as domestic servants).

The amendments do not affect any complaint, investigation, inquiry, trial, prosecution, proceedings or appeal done, taken or commenced under the Employment Act prior to 1 January 2023.

This article by our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, sets out the key amendments that will come into effect on 1 January 2023. To read the full article from the Rahmat Lim & Partners website www.rahmatlim.com, please click here.