Subject: Employer Fined RM5,000 for Paying Wages in Cash (YYC Newsletter 17/05/2019)

According to the Employment Act 1955,
Employers are required to pay employee wages through bank transfers,
to pay wages in cash or by cheque, employers must apply to the Labour Department and attach a written request letter from employees.
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根据1955年劳工法令,
雇主须通过银行转账支付工资
若要以现金或支票支付,必须向劳工局申请并附上员工所写的书面要求信函。
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YYC Newsletter 17/05/2019
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In the news
时事新闻

A business owner of a hardware store received a notice of RM5,000 fines for paying his employees’ wages in cash, the fines were reduced to RM1,500 after an appeal is made. Meanwhile, actions were also taken on several shops nearby. 

一家五金店老板因以现金支付工资给员工,而接获5000令吉罚款的通知函,经过申诉求情,罚款减至1500令吉。同时,附近数家店铺也同样被劳工局执法人员取缔。

What does the law says? 
法律阐明...
What must employers do if want to make payment of wages in cash or by cheque?
雇主若要以现金或开支票的方式支付工资该如何?

An employer must apply to the Labour Department and submit with a written request letter from employees, proving that request made is based on the intention of the employee.

雇主必须向劳工局申请并附上员工所写的书面要求信函证明, 
说明这是员工的意愿,以证明雇主与员工之间达致的协议。

Must indicate in the letter the following:
  • the employer's name and address 
  • employee's name and address, 
  • employee's IC number,
  • in the signatory column, employee to fill in his name and sign;
  • and indicate that the employee himself requires the employer to pay wages in cash/ by cheque.
信函必须注明:
  • 雇主名字与地址资料
  • 员工名字与地址,
  • 员工身份证号码,
  • 然后员工需在签字栏填写其名字及签名,
  • 并说明是员工本身要求雇主以现金或支票支付工资。
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Watch out for the PENALTIES for non-compliance
注意!违法者将面临的罚款
For infringement notice or bill issued by an enforcement officer of the Labour Department, employers can be fined up to RM5,000.
若由劳工局执法官员开出罚单,罚单最高则不超过5000 令吉。

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