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Private Sector Employers In Federal Territories To Give Extra Paid Leave On 3 Feb To Employees

Credit: The Star

If you are a private sector worker working in the Federal Territories of KL, Putrajaya, and Labuan, do note that employers will need to offer you an extra day of paid public holiday on 3 February, as the Federal Territory day and first day of Chinese New Year fall on the same day.

According to the Malaysian Department of Labour (JTK), the additional paid public holiday is subjected to Section 600 (1) (b) (ii) of the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265). This act stated that, if any public holidays specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) fall on any of the public holidays in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the Act, the following working day after the public holiday shall be deemed to be a paid public holiday in lieu of the first public holiday.

However, JTK further clarified that employers who do not list Chinese New Year as a public holiday will only need to give a paid public holiday for Federal Territory day.

Did you get an extra paid holiday? Go exercise your labour rights!


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