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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 (Repealed).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.

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