How Employers Should Treat Public Holidays

By David Koh

September 2018 ADVERTORIAL
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Malaysians love their public holidays, and these are always happily welcomed by all communities whatever the occasion may be! But happiness aside, what bothers employers is, how are they to treat employees’ supposed entitlement to public holidays?Basically, there are three different types of public holidays:non-replaceable holidays;replaceable holidays; andsudden declared holidays.Non-replaceable HolidaysThere are five non-replaceable holidays under Section 60D(1)(a) of the Employment Act 1955:i. National Day;ii. Birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong;iii. Birthday of the ruler of the state, or Federal...

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David Koh

is currently working at MECA as a legal adviser. He is passionate about subjects related to property, corporate commercial law, insurance, and industrial relations.


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