Rebirth of maternity rules – but why abort S44A?


The law has changed for soon-to-be mothers. Maternity leave has been increased to 98 days, up from 60 days previously.

Once gazetted, the amendments to the Employment Act 1955 as passed by the Dewan Rakyat on March 21st 2022 will have full effect of the law. Regrettably, this well-intended renaissance of maternity rules is not without flaws. For one thing, S44A has been repealed from the Employment Act.

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