Health product company fined over non-compliance of minimum wage regulations

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014

PETALING JAYA: A company was fined by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate Court on Monday for violating minimum wage regulations which require full-time employees to be paid a minimum of RM900 a month.

The Petaling Jaya-based company, which manufactures health products, was held to have acted in contravention of the Minimum Wage Order 2012 under the National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 and is the first company to be successfully prosecuted under the new law.

Magistrate K B Elena Hong Tze Lan recorded the defendant’s guilty plea to three counts of failing to comply with the regulations and ordered fines of RM1000 for each offence.

Action was taken by the Selangor Labour Department’s Special Enforcement Team after a complaint and subsequent investigation.

Under the Minimum Wage Order, a full time employee in Peninsula Malaysia must be paid not less than RM900 a month and an employee in East Malaysia, RM800 a month.

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