Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MALAYSIA:::144 employers fined for not contributing to EPF

227 civil summonses and 645 criminal cases filed against directors and employers.
EDT  KwspKUALA LUMPUR: Up to 144 employers were fined a total of RM232,100 by the courts in the third quarter of 2014 for having failed to contribute to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) within the specified period.
EPF deputy chief executive officer (operations) Naim Daruwish said in a statement that from July to September this year, EPF had sent a list of 304 directors of companies to the Immigration Department to bar them from leaving the country until they had cleared their outstanding amounts, as provided for under Section 39 of the EPF Act 1991.

In the same period, 227 civil summonses and 645 criminal cases were filed against directors of companies and employers who did not make contributions for their employees.
“EPF will continue to be firm and take appropriate action against employers who did not make the contributions because EPF savings are a primary source of income for their employees once they have retired,” he said.
Complaints against employers who do not make the contributions can be made at any EPF branch or by contacting its call centre at 03-8922 6000 from 8am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays.
Contributors can also submit enquiries online via myEPF at http://enquiry.kwsp.gov.my.

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