Proposed gig workers law to be tabled by year end, says Human Resources Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: A new employment law to protect gig economy workers is in the pipeline and expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat by the end of the year, says Steven Sim (pic).

The Human Resources Minister said that the ministry is in the process of drafting the Act that will protect gig workers comprising four aspects: definitions, wages and salaries, grievance mechanism and social protection.

“This proposed Act will be submitted to the Cabinet soon and is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat before the end of this year,” he said in a written reply to Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (PN- Kubang Kerian) on Wednesday (June 25).

Tuan Ibrahim had asked what are the implications of the Malaysian Gig Economy Commission (SEGiM) on the country's laws and finances.

“For the drafting of an Act related to the establishment of the SEGiM, the government through the high-level committee (chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister) will later assess the financial implications involved.

“A detailed assessment of establishment and operational costs will be carried out to ensure that all financial aspects are carefully and comprehensively taken into account,” said Sim.

On March 2, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the formation of the commission to protect and safeguard the welfare of gig workers in the country.

In May, the ministry said an interim report by the commission will be presented to the Cabinet this month with the final report to be tabled in August.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Land expansion a must for Sapangar port, say stakeholders
Oil palm plantation believed to be prime crime scene for Nur Farah Kartini's murder, say cops
SDBank gets 'stable' rating amid questions over past financial management
No poison found where dogs reportedly died, says Penang council
Cops question businessman after police report by Esha's mother
Sabah draws promising tourism prospects at Global BirdFair
Medical Act amendments passed in Dewan Rakyat
Six former Bersatu MPs still technically with Perikatan, says Speaker
King presents scholarships to 14 students
AMM comes out in support of Medical Amendment Bill

Others Also Read