Tuesday, June 18, 2013

17 bosses in Sandakan with unregistered staff, reveals Socso

A total of 17 employers in Sandakan have not registered their employees, in the first five months of this year, reports Bernama. 

Joseph Immanuel, Sandakan branch of the Social Security Organisation (Socso), said of the 17 employers, 12 were charged in court while the rest were slapped with compounds for violating the Employees' Social Security Act 1969.

Immanuel disclosed this when opening a seminar in the Sabah town today. His speech was read by Socso Sandakan office executive officer Sahriah Sennawing.

If convicted, the employers could be jailed for two years or fined up to RM10,000 or both. 

Immanuel said there were 9,709 employers in the Sandakan, Beluran and Kinabatangan districts who had registered with Socso and of this figure, 7,002 were active employers. A total of 100,788 registered employees are working in various sectors in the three districts. ­- Bernama, July 18, 2013.

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