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Original name: Akta Kerja 1955
Name: Employment Act 1955 (No. 265).
Country: Malaysia
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts; Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1955
Entry into force:
ISN: MYS-1955-L-48055
Bibliography: Malaysian Employment Legislation, 1990, CCH Asia, Singapore, ISBN: 981-00-1186-5, pp. 50,851-52,194
Employment Act with Regulations (as amended to 1998), 1998, MDC Publishers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-104
Act on-line in English Act on-line in English Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (consulted on 2008-11-24)
Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in English Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia PDF of Act as amended to 30/04/2012 PDF of Act as amended to 30/04/2012 (consulted on 2011-07-12)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation regarding conditions of employment. Covers labour contracts, payment of wages, prohibition of truck, employment of women, maternity protection, domestic workers, employment conditions (rest days, hours of work, sick leave, annual leave), termination, layoff, inspection, complaints and inquiries, and penalties for offences. Applies only to West Malaysia.
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