Updated: Apr 12
EA Bill 2021 - Amendment of Section 22 - Limitation on Advances to Employees
Latest Update: 13-5-2022
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 13-5-2022] the Act has not yet come into force.
A salary advance is when your employer agrees to give you a portion or the entirety of a future salary before your usual payday.
According to section 22 of the Employment Act of 1955, "An employee may only request an advance in the amount that does not exceed the employee's salary in the preceding month."
In less legal terms, this means that you are only allowed to claim an advance of no more than the last salary you drew.
But what if the advance you need is more than one month of your salary?
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 Amendment of Section 22 – Limitation on Advances to Employees
👉 The amendment extends the definition of “immediate family members” to the spouse as follows:-
For the purposes of this section, "immediate family members" means the employees' parents, spouse, children, siblings or any other person under the employee's guardianship.
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🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 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，包括第22条的修订 -- 对雇员预支薪水的限制: 👉 将 "直系亲属 "的定义扩大到配偶，具体内容如下：-
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According to section 22(1) of the Employment Act of 1955, "monetary advances to employees can exceed the aggregate rate of salary which the employee earned in the prior month if such advance is granted to the employee to enable him to purchase:
to enable him to purchase a house or to build or improve a house;
to enable him to purchase land;
to enable him to purchase a motorcar, a motorcycle or a bicycle;
to enable him to purchase shares of the employer's business offered for sale by the employer;
to enable him to purchase a computer;
to enable him to pay for medical expenses for himself or his immediate family members;
to enable him to pay for daily expenses pending receipt of any periodical payments for temporary disablement under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4];
to enable him to pay for educational expenses for himself or his immediate family members;
for any other purpose --
(i) in respect of which an application in writing is made by the employer to the Director-General;
(ii) which is, in the opinion of the Director-General, beneficial to the employee; and
(iii) which is approved in writing by the Director-General, provided that in granting such approval, the Director-General may make such modifications thereto or impose such conditions thereon as he may deem proper;
for such other purpose as the Minister may, from time to time, by notification in the Gazette, specify either generally in respect of all employees, or only in respect of any particular employee, or any class, category or description of employees.
For the purposes of this section, "immediate family members" means the employees' parents, children, siblings or any other person under the employee's guardianship.
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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] https://lnkd.in/eGFCfPZW / https://lnkd.in/ebCtvCu9 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] https://lnkd.in/e3ktX8xi / https://lnkd.in/ee_i3eD7 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] https://lnkd.in/exxNvppY / https://lnkd.in/e6hiidfN 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] https://lnkd.in/e75Y3WRY / https://lnkd.in/eZs76yAr 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] https://lnkd.in/edk6mNSu / https://lnkd.in/ezfke64k 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] https://lnkd.in/eUbtB5ia / https://lnkd.in/egngtPPf 13. Amendment of Section 57 – Termination of Contract [第57条的修订 -- 合同的终止] https://lnkd.in/eFabDdsA / https://lnkd.in/ensjPPJJ 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]' https://lnkd.in/eNfhVrUC / https://lnkd.in/e94QMAZB 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] https://lnkd.in/eFyc27Wn / https://lnkd.in/eeggM_AN 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] https://lnkd.in/eHJwU4T5 / https://lnkd.in/eMaDPbtX 17. Amendment of Section 60C – Shift Work [第60C条的修订 -- 轮班工作] https://lnkd.in/eRwwe6ie / https://lnkd.in/ev42tQky 18. Amendment of Section 60F – Sick Leave [第60F条的修订 – 病假] https://lnkd.in/ektGrFZa / https://lnkd.in/euJUaheG 19. New Section 60FA – 7-day Paternity Leave [新的第60FA条 – 7天陪产假] https://lnkd.in/e4jNjTdv / https://lnkd.in/ertbkK65 20. Substitution of Section 60k – Employment of Foreign Employee [取代第60K条 – 外国雇员的雇用] https://lnkd.in/e_YEsZJD / https://lnkd.in/e_YEsZJD 21. New Section 60KA – Termination of Employment of Foreign Employee, etc. [新的第60KA条 – 外国雇员的终止雇用等等] https://lnkd.in/ebBbEQFR / https://lnkd.in/ejCpzEmb 22. Deletion of Section 60L – Director-General may inquire into Complaint [删除第60L条 – 总监可对投诉进行调查] https://lnkd.in/eiG7iSP8 / https://lnkd.in/eYjZDYSy 23. New Part XIIC – Flexible Working Arrangement [新的第XIIC部分 – 弹性工作安排] https://lnkd.in/ewW8gxqi / https://lnkd.in/e-5CYfr6 24. Amendment of Section 69 – Director General’s Power to Inquire into Complaints [第69条的修订 – 总监调查投诉的权力] https://lnkd.in/eDwVsqPw / https://lnkd.in/e97eY-fw 25. Deletion of Sections 69B, 69C, 69D and 69E [删除第69B、69c、69D和69E条] https://lnkd.in/ek-T48M7 / https://lnkd.in/eu9BRFBF 25. New Section 69F - Discrimination in Employment [新的第69F条 -- 就业中的歧视 ] https://lnkd.in/e6_-G8rZ / https://lnkd.in/eVjS9Q7S 26. Amendment of Section 70 – Procedure in Director General’s Inquiry [第70条的修订 – 总监调查的程序] https://lnkd.in/e6_-G8rZ / https://lnkd.in/eVjS9Q7S 27. Amendment of Section 73 – Prohibitory Order by Director General to Third Party [第73条的修订 – 总监向第三方发出的禁止令] https://lnkd.in/e6_-G8rZ / https://lnkd.in/eVjS9Q7S 28. Amendment of Section 77 – Appeal Against Director General’s Order to High Court [对第77条的修订 – 对总监的命令向高庭提出上诉] https://lnkd.in/eqZbmb_h / https://lnkd.in/eEbjDkc3 29. Amendment of Section 81F – Offence [第81F条的修订 – 罪行] https://lnkd.in/eqZbmb_h / https://lnkd.in/eEbjDkc3 30. 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Salary/Wage Advance Form
Employee Name: ______________________ Date: ____________
I, [Employee Name], request an advance payment of [amount] on my wages/salary to be paid on [date] due to [reason for request] as permitted by company policy.
I agree to repay this advance as follows (select one):
____ One lump-sum payroll deduction is to be made from my wages/salary on the first pay period immediately following the pay period from which this advance is made.
____ By [number] equal deductions from the next [number] paychecks immediately following the pay period from which this advance is made.
I also agree that if I terminate employment prior to the total repayment of this advance, I authorize the company to deduct any unpaid advance amount from the wages/salary owed me at the time of termination of employment.
Employee signature: ________________________ Date: ____________
Supervisor signature: ________________________ Date: _____________
Human resources signature: ___________________ Date: _____________