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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Socso: Drop in number of bosses failing to register workers

JOHOR BARU: Only about 9% of 400,000 employers have not registered their workers with Socso or the Social Security Organisation.

This is an improvement compared to the numbers recorded in 2009 when 16% of employers did not register their workers. Socso chief executive Datuk K. Selvarajah attributed this to Socso’s ongoing Ops Kesan that was initiated five years ago.

“With our enforcement teams creating awareness on registering workers under the scheme, we can estimate that over 90% of workers are protected under Socso.

“The ratio of employers who fail to register their workers currently stands at one to 10 business premises nationwide,” he told reporters during a press conference after the launch of Ops Kesan at the Perkeso building here yesterday.

Selvarajah said business owners, especially those in developing areas, usually procrastinate on their responsibility to register employees.

“We have recorded over 5.9 million workers registered by 400,000 employers under our nationwide database,” he said, adding that another 500,000 employers had been classified as inactive.

Selvarajah added that 3,096 employers were compounded last year for various offences including failure to register their businesses and employees.

He said in Johor alone, Socso recorded 121,524 employers of which 58,740 were still active with more than 1.5 million workers.

He added that some 1,000 enforcement officers would be aggressively involved in a month-long operation to identify business premises yet to register.

Tags / Keywords: Government , johor baru , socso , non compliance rate , employers , penalty


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