Employers given till May 31 to register with Socso to avoid facing fines

KUALA LUMPUR: Employers have a final grace period until May 31 to voluntarily contribute to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) before penalties will be imposed for non-compliance.

Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed urged companies to register as soon as possible to avoid fines during enforcement, which will start in June via Ops Kesan.

"We will commence the fifteenth Ops Kesan by June, and before that, we give employers a one-month grace period to register with Socso voluntarily," he said.

He said employers can register online through the Assist Portal, visit any 54 Sosco offices nationwide, or contact Socso's hotline at 1-300-22-8000.

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"If employers fail to register and contribute during this grace period, (there will be) no compromise on the employer for non-compliance, and no further exemptions will be considered," he said.

Azman also said that during Ops Kesan last year, 21.73% of the employers were found to have not complied, while in 2022, it was 18.95%.

"This is high. I hope that by the end of May, all companies that have not registered will do so as soon as possible," he said.

Companies with at least one employee must register and contribute based on the Employees Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) and the Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (Act 800).

This includes local and foreign companies and those with domestic help.

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