HR Minister Announces Employees Can Apply For Flexible Working Arrangements



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HR Minister Announces Employees Can Apply For Flexible Working Arrangements

By Dhiviya

According to Steven Sim Chee Keong, employees in Malaysia can request to their employers flexible working arrangements depending on time, days, and place of employment under Sections 60P and 60Q of the Employment Act 1955.

In an X post, the Human Resources Minister noted that such requests should be sent to employers for comment within 60 days, and if refused, companies must disclose reasons.

"The Human Resources Ministry will continuously review and improve our labor policies and laws to support the 3Ks, namely welfare, skills, employee performance, and to enhance the country's economic competitiveness," he stated.

Sim also provided a photo of the Employment Act of 1955, specifically Part XIIC, which deals with flexible working arrangements.

According to Section 60P (1) of the act, an employee has the right to seek a flexible working arrangement from their employer to change the hours of work, days of work, or location of work in connection to his employment, subject to Part XII or anything specified in the contract of service.

The legislation further specified that to apply for a flexible working arrangement under 60Q (1), the employee must submit a written application in the form and manner prescribed by the Labour director-general.

According to The Star, he mentioned this in response to a portal's post about Singapore workers being able to apply for four days a week, additional working days from home, and phased working hours beginning December 1 of this year.

This follows the recently issued Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangements by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) in the city-state.

TAFEP was formed by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).

Source: The Star 

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