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Business 04 Jan 2017 | 5:28 AM

MARGMA hopes for a moratorium on EMC and levy

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) has reiterated that the rubber glove industry is totally perplexed by the sudden policy in regards to the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC).

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.

Economy 25 Nov 2016 | 1:00 AM

Outlook for salary hikes, bonuses in 2017 unpromising, says MEF survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2017 looks unpromising, as Malaysian employees received lower salary increases and bonuses throughout 2016, according to 2016 MEF Salary surveys for executives and non-executives.

Economy 26 Oct 2016 | 3:15 PM

Malaysia’s economic resilience spurred by ETP, GTP - Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy has shown resilience amid global economic uncertainty, on the back of successful implementation of the Government Transformation Programme and Economic Transformation Programme.

Business 17 May 2016 | 7:20 AM

MEF Survey: Members disapprove of 1MyGrip consolidated fund

PETALING JAYA: A survey by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has revealed that 90% of its members do not approve of the unutilised employers’ contribution to the 1MyGrip be converted into a consolidated fund.

Business 24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Review on minimum wage policy

THE minimum wage policy is up for a scheduled review this year and the trade unions are asking the Government to increase the current floor of RM900 a month by 30% to RM1,200.

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).