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MALAYSIA EMPLOYMENT ACT 1955

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MALAYSIA

EMPLOYMENT ACT 1955

PART I - PRELIMINARY

* 1. Short title and application. 

* 2. Interpretation. 

* 2A. Minister may prohibit employment other than under contract of service. 

* 2B. General power to exempt or exclude. 

* 3. Appointment of officers. 

* 4. Appeals. 

* 5. Effect on Act of other written laws.

PART II - CONTRACTS OF SERVICE

* 6. Saving of existing contracts. 

* 7. More favourable conditions of service under the Act to prevail. 

* 7A. Validity of any term or condition of service which is more favourable. 

* 7B. Removal of doubt in respect of matters not provided for by or under this Act. 

* 8. Contracts of service not to restrict rights of employees to join, participate in or organize trade unions. 

* 9. (Repealed). 

* 10. Contracts to be in writing and to include provision for termination. 

* 11. Provision as to termination of contracts. 

* 12. Notice of termination of contract. 

* 13. Termination of contract without notice. 

* 14. Termination of contract for special reasons. 

* 15. When contract is deemed to be broken by employer and employee. 

* 16. Employees on estates to be provided with minimum number of days' work in each month. 

* 17. (Omitted). 

* 17A. Apprenticeship contracts excluded from sections 10 to 16.

PART III -PAYMENT OF WAGES

* 18. Wage period. 

* 19. Time of payment of wages. 

* 20. Payment on normal termination of contract. 

* 21. Payment on termination of contract in special circumstances and on breach of contract. 

* 22. Limitation on advances to employees. 

* 23. Wages not due for absence from work through imprisonment or attendance in court.

PART IV - DEDUCTIONS FROM WAGES

* 24. Lawful deductions.

PART V - RELATING TO THE TRUCK SYSTEM

* 25. Wages to be paid in legal tender. 

* 25A. Payment of wages through bank. 

* 26. Conditions restricting place at which, manner in which and person with whom wages paid to be spent, illegal. 

* 27. Interest on advances forbidden. 

* 28. Restriction on places at which wages may be paid. 

* 29. Remuneration other than wages. 

* 30. Deleted.

PART VI - PRIORITY OF WAGES

* 31. Priority of wages over other debts. 

* 32. Reference by the court to Director General.

PART VII - CONTRACTORS AND PRINCIPALS

* 33. Liability of principals and contractors for wages.

PART VIII - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN

* 34. Prohibition of night work. 

* 35. Prohibition of underground work. 

* 36. Prohibition of employment by Minister.

PART IX - MATERNITY PROTECTION

* 37. Length of eligible period and entitlement to maternity allowance. 

* 38. Payment of maternity allowance. 

* 39. Payment of allowance to nominee on death of female employee. 

* 40. Loss of maternity allowance for failure to notify employer. 

* 41. Payment of allowance to nominee. 

* 42. Restriction on dismissal of female employee after eligible period. 

* 43. Conditions contrary to Part void. 

* 44. Register of allowances paid. 

* 44A. (Omitted).

PART X - EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

* 45-56. (Repealed).

PART XI - DOMESTIC SERVANTS

* 57. Termination of contract.

PART XII - REST DAYS, HOURS OF WORK, HOLIDAYS AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

* 58. (Omitted). 

* 58A. Non-application of Part XII. 

* 59. Rest day. 

* 60. Work on rest day. 

* 60A. Hours of work. 

* 60B. Task work. 

* 60C. Shift work. 

* 60D. Holidays. 

* 60E. Annual leave. 

* 60 F. Sick leave. 

* 60G. (Omitted). 

* 60H. (Omitted). 

* 60I. Interpretation.

PART XIIA - TERMINATION, LAY-OFF, AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS

* 60J. Termination, lay-off and retirement benefits.

PART XIIB - EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN EMPLOYEES

* 60K. Duty to furnish information and returns. 

* 60L. Director General may inquire into complaint. 

* 60M. Prohibition on termination of local for foreign employee. 

* 60N. Termination of employment by reason of redundancy. 

* 60O. Permanent resident exempted from this Part.

PART XIII - REGISTERS, RETURNS AND NOTICE BOARDS

* 61. Duty to keep registers. 

* 62. Power to make regulations requiring information as to wages.

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