Socso: Register your employees or risk penalties

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024

KUALA LUMPUR: Those hiring domestic help must register and contribute to the Social Security Organisation or Socso.

Socso Chief Executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed (pic) said registration is required regardless of whether the domestic help is local or a foreigner.

"So far, almost 50,000 domestic helpers have been registered," he said, adding, however, that there are still many who have yet to register.

He urged employers of domestic help to register soon during this grace period until 31 May to avoid fines.

There will be no compromise on such non-compliance once enforcement or Ops Kesan starts in June.

Companies with at least one employee are required to register and contribute to Socso based on the Employees' Social Security Act 1969 and the Employment Insurance System Act 2017.

Failure to register is an offence that can result in fines of up to RM5,000.

Employers will also be charged interest for late payment on contributions at a rate of 6% of the total late payment for each year that the contributions are not paid.

"Employers can also be prosecuted in court and if found guilty, may be fined up to RM10,000 or be imprisoned for up to two years or both," he added.

Employers can register online through the Assist Portal, visit any of the 54 Socso offices nationwide, or contact its hotline at 1-300-22-8000.

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