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Business 29 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tax relief attracts firms to adopt flexible work arrangement

PETALING JAYA: The tax deductions announced during Budget 2014 to improve the country’s workforce, has spurred interest from businesses to include female talent through the implementation of flexible work arrangements (FWA).

Business 27 Nov 2013 | 6:10 PM

MEF: 82% of companies will not defer implementation of minimum wages

KUALA LUMPUR: About 82% of local companies will not defer implementation of the national minimum wage policy, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

Business 10 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

PRS a good idea but may not be enough

WHILE it is important to set aside a portion of your income for your golden age, many find it hard to decide where to put their hard-earned money. Employees are often choosy and sceptical in selecting the right financial instruments to invest in, other than keeping their money in the bank.

Business 25 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

More can be done to promote private retirement scheme

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) believes that more can be done to encourage the public to take up the private retirement scheme (PRS).

Business 27 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Minimum wages lift salary levels of non-executives

KUALA LUMPUR: Rank and file employees will be the major benefactors in anticipation of the implementation of the National Minimum Wage, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

Business 01 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

How to cope with retrenchment

GETTING retrenched can be a painful experience for everyone. But by no means is it the end of the world, as some people might perceive the situation to be.

Business 12 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Govt yet to decide on unemployment insurance scheme

The government has yet to decide on an unemployment insurance scheme as the feasibility study is still ongoing, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry and the Minister of Human Resources.

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.

Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Prospects for retirees

WITH Malaysia in the final stages of drafting a new law to increase the retirement age in the private sector from 55 to 60, retirees can look forward to the opportunity of working longer and earning more money.

Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pushing back the retirement age

THE debate swirling around the Government’s intention to officially set the private sector’s retirement age at 60 raises a number of questions, none of which are new.