Reminder: Employers to be fined, jailed, or both if found violating Malaysia's SOPs

Reminder: Employers to be fined, jailed, or both if found violating Malaysia's SOPs

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Acts of violation include failing to ensure employees at the workplace are masked up, exceeding the total number of employees allowed in the workplace, and more. 

Employers in Malaysia who are found violating the country's SOPs risk a fine of up to RM50,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both, the Ministry of Human Resources has reminded.

The ministry said this in a Facebook post this week, along with a series of guidelines by the Ministry of Health's Myhealth portal.

Employees who find their employers in violation of the SOPs are to report to the Compliance Operations Task Force Team as follows:

  • The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)
  • Department of Labor Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sarawak Department of Labor
  • Sabah Department of Labor
  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  • Immigration Department of Malaysia 
  • Department of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Local authorities
  • District/Division/Area Health Office

Employers who do not comply with the SOPs and violate the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) can be compounded or taken to court.

Acts of violation include:

  • The total number of workers allowed to work does not follow government recommendations.
  • Employer does not provide temperature scanners at the workplace.
  • Employer does not provide suitable space for physical distancing in the workplace.
  • Employer fails to ensure employees are wearing their masks.
  • Employer directs employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, and subject to a quarantine order, to work.
  • Employer does not provide MySejahtera QR codes at the workplace, and a registration book to log details.

Click here to view the post on Facebook.

Photo / Ministry of Human Resources's Facebook page 

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