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New Section 60FA – 7-day Paternity Leave

Updated: May 17, 2022

Latest Update: 16-5-2022

1. The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 ("the Bill") was presented on October 25, 2021.
2. Dewan Rakyat approved the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 on March 21, 2022.
3. Dewan Negara passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 on March 30, 2022.
4. The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 was gazetted into law on May 10, 2022.

However, [As of 16-5-2022] the Act has not yet come into force.

[In force means that the Act or the secondary legislation has the force of law.]

1. 《2021年就业(修订)法案》("法案")于2021年10月25日在国会提交。
2. 下议院于2022年3月21日批准了《2021年就业(修订)法案》。
3. 上议院于2022年3月30日也通过了《2021年就业(修订)法案》。
4. 作为立法,2022年5月10日,《2022年就业(修正)法案》在宪报上颁布。

然而请注意,[截至2022年5月16日] 此法尚未生效


48.1 Maternity and Paternity at Work - ILO
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Source: ILO 2014

Paternity leave is defined as a leave period – paid or unpaid- reserved for fathers in relation to childbirth or leave that can be used exclusively by fathers as paternity leave.

This indicator does not specify whether the leave period is paid, the level of cash benefits, or their duration over the statutory paternity leave period.

资料来源:国际劳工组织 | 2014年



Paternity leave offers fathers an important opportunity to bond with their newborn children and allows them to be more involved at home.

There is evidence that the involvement of fathers in their children’s early days has a positive impact on the child’s development and health.

Moreover, increased participation of men in household activities benefits women by allowing women to balance professional priorities better.

Offering paternity leave is good for the company too. It makes the company family-friendly and helps companies to close the gender wage gap by levelling the playing field between men and women and by decreasing discrimination related to maternity.





Today, more and more companies across the world are implementing paternity leave policies.


1. Some of the most significant amendments suggested to the Employment Act 1955 as a result of the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 ("the Bill") include New Section 60FA – Paternity Leave

👉 to provide for matters relating to paternity leave for a married male employee

2. Paternity leave can be utilised for a maximum of seven days by eligible working fathers

3. Facebook Live 👉 [Mandarin] 4. Join our Telegram - 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 1. 2021年劳工(修正)法案对1955年劳工法令提出的一些重要修正,包括新的第60FA条 – 陪产假 👉 规定关于已婚男性雇员的陪产假事项的规定 2. 符合条件的在职父亲可以享有最多7天的陪产假。 3. Facebook Live 👉 4. 加入 Telegram -

🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼 Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 Series 2021年劳工(修正)法案系列 1. Amendment of Section 2 - Interpretation [对第2条文的修正 – 定义] / 2. Amendment of Section 4 - Appeals [对第4条文的修正 – 上诉] / 3. - Amendment of Section 18A - Calculation of Wages for Incomplete Month’s Work [对第18A条文的修正 – 服务未满整个月的工资计算方法] / 4. Amendment of Section 22 - Limitation on Advances to Employees [对第22条文的修正 – 对雇员预支薪水的限制] / 5. Amendment of Section 25 - Wages to be Paid through Financial Institution [对第25条文的修正 – 通过金融机构支付工资] / 6. Amendment of Section 25A - Payment of Wages other than through Financial Institution [对第25A条文的修正 – 通过金融机构以外的方式支付工资] / 7. Amendment of Section 33A - Information Relating to Supply of Employees [对第33A条文的修正 – 与雇员供应有关的信息] / 8. Deletion of Part VIII on the prohibition on employing women in night work, underground work [ 删除第八部分关于女性从事夜间工作、地下工作等的任何禁止] / 9. Amendment of Section 37- Length of Eligible Period and Entitlement to Maternity Allowance [第37条的修订 – 符合条件的时间长度和享受产假津贴的权利] / 10. New Section 41A - Restriction on Termination of Pregnant Female Employee [新的第41A条 – 对终止怀孕女雇员雇佣合约的限制] / 11. Amendment of Section 42- Restriction on Termination of Female Employee After Eligible Period [第42条的修订 – 对女性雇员在合格期限后 被终止合约的限制] / 12. Deletion of Section 44A – Application of this Part Irrespective of Wages of Female Employee [删除第44A条 – 无论女雇员的工资如何,本部分都适用] / 13. Amendment of Section 57 – Termination of Contract [第57条的修订 -- 合同的终止] / 14. Amendment of Section 57A – Employment of Foreign Domestic Employee [第57A条的修订 -- 外籍家庭雇员的雇用]' / 15. Amendment of Section 57B – Duty to inform Director-General of Termination of Service of Foreign Domestic Employee [第57B条的修订 – 通知总监终止外籍家庭雇员服务的义务] / 16. Amendment of Section 60A – Hours of Work and Working at Night [第60A条的修订 – 工作时间每周48改成45小时和夜间工作] / 17. Amendment of Section 60C – Shift Work [第60C条的修订 -- 轮班工作] / 18. Amendment of Section 60F – Sick Leave [第60F条的修订 – 病假] / 19. New Section 60FA – 7-day Paternity Leave [新的第60FA条 – 7天陪产假]