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Malaysia’s Labor Law: Retrenchment

It’s good to know your rights especially when you are being retrenched. As an employee, you should know about the lay off benefits and how much employer should pay you back.

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Under the Malaysia Labor Law: Employee Act 1055 or Industrial Relation Act 1967, this is the minimum amount of money the employer should pay the employee if they decide to retrench. If you have been working for a company:

*Between 1 to 2 years, you should get minimum of 10 days salary for each year of your employment under a continuous contract of service with the employer.

*Between 2 to 5 years, you should get minimum of 15 days salary for each year of your your employment under a continuous contract of service with the employer.

*Above 5 years, you should get minimum of 20 days salary for each year of your your employment under a continuous contract of service with the employer.

How about if you work for 1.5 years, 2.2 years, 2.5 years, 3.4 year? Let say, if you work for 1.5 years, then the retrenchment compensation will be calculated like this:

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