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Business 02 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

MEF says longer grace period needed to implement minimum wage

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation feels that the minimum wage implementation for the private sector needs a longer grace period for employers to make the necessary adjustments in balancing the extra labour cost to be in line with productivity level.

Economy 08 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Higher wages necessary to boost consumption

PETALING JAYA: Moderating inflation, after the jump in prices in 2017, may not necessarily mean that Malaysians’ purchasing power will improve as it will depend on how much wages are raised. Consumer sentiments index remains below 100-point threshold

Commodities 04 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

New foreign worker levy rule weighs on manufacturers

PETALING JAYA: Rubber gloves and manufacturing players are expecting a hit to their earnings following a ruling that they are now fully accountable for their foreign workers’ levy.

Business 26 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Fewer job vacancies due to wait-and-see attitude

INDUSTRY experts say the shrinking number of job vacancies in the country is due to companies adopting a “wait and see” approach, putting on hold any expansion plans because of economic uncertainty.

Business 08 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Higher EPF contribution catches employers by surprise

EMPLOYERS were generally surprised by the proposal to raise their contributions by 1% to 13% for those earning less than RM5,000, saying it would result in additional costs amid a challenging economy.

Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

The push and pull factors

THERE are reasons why people leave the country of their birth. Usually, it is for the sake of their children's education and future. Or it could be their own personal professional advancement. Or it could be a slew of reasons to do with the socio-economic and political factors.

Business 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Agencies finding it hard to help job seekers

Job agencies are facing 'trying times' in this economic downturn, as more people are fighting for limited positions available in the market.

Business 16 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

15% income tax rate ‘not a game changer’

PETALING JAYA: The recent tax incentive measure announced by the Government is not a 'game-changing' incentive.