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WFH Employees Must Get Full Salary & Cannot Be Forced to Take Leave During CMCO

WFH Employees Must Get Full Salary & Cannot Be Forced to Take Leave During CMCO

Alternatives are only allowed upon agreement of all parties involved.

Akmal Hakim

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Malaysian employees are being reminded of their rights as the work-from-home (WFH) requirement for zones across the Klang Valley and Sabah under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starts on October 22, 2020.

The Human Resource Ministry (MOHR) stressed that employers cannot deduct workers’ salary or force them to take annual or unpaid leave if they are required to WFH.

Read More: CMCO WFH: Who Can Go Office & Who Cannot

However, MOHR Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan explained that employers can discuss an alternative workaround that would benefit the organization and all parties involved.

The minister said that regulations for the WFH order were in line with the rules set during the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) period in March.

Read More: Your Boss Can’t Force You To Take Annual Leave For Coronavirus Quarantine

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According to MOHR guidelines, employers are required to pay employees their full salaries during the lockdown period and may only offer alternatives subjected to the agreement of both parties.

MOHR’s FAQ on rules during the MCO.
(MOHR)

If a company breaks this rule, workers can lodge a complaint to law enforcement authorities or directly to MOHR.

MOHR’s FAQ on rules during the MCO.
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