Malaysia is a growing economy in Asia and has moved from a focus on agriculture and mining to service and manufacturing. If you are expanding to Malaysia, or would like to simplify operations, there are several payroll and labor factors to consider:

  • As of January 2019, the minimum wage is MYR 1,100 per month
  • For employees earning over MYR 2,000 per month, employment contracts must indicate working hours and overtime
  • The Employment Act 1955 protects employees earning below MYR 2,000 per month and domestic and manual laborers regardless of their wages
  • Employment contracts should be in writing, but oral contracts are accepted
  • Payroll tax is withheld and submitted using a pay-as-you-earn system
  • Foreign workers must obtain a work permit (valid up to 5 years) and meet minimum age requirements by industry

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