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Company Allowance

Company Allowance in Malaysia

According to the Employment Act 1955, Malaysian employees are entitled to a variety of benefits. All employees are required to adhere to a list of guidelines. The requirement is mandatory.

Company allowance refer to compensation (non-wage) that an employee is entitled to when working for an organization. Additionally, they receive regular monthly wages. Dental, health, and life insurance are some examples. Benefits would vary depending on the employer.

According to the Employment Act 1955, an employee is entitled to the following benefits:

  • Annual leave

In Malaysia, annual leaves are calculated according to the number of days that an employee has worked. 

  • Public holidays

Public holidays are paid to employees in Malaysia. Staff must be compensated if they are required to work on a public holiday. On public holidays, the daily rate is doubled. Employees who are required to work overtime during a public holiday are entitled to receive triple pay.

  • Maternity leave

As part of Malaysia’s Budget 2020, 90 days of maternity leave will be offered to employees working in the private sector. It became effective on 1 January 2021.

The Act also outlines the following mandatory benefits:

In addition to the benefits listed in the guideline, employees are encouraged to offer the following benefits:

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