The Ministry of Human Resources is providing advice on flexible working arrangements, says Steven Sim

BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 21 – The Ministry of Human Resources (Kesuma), through Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp), is prepared to provide consultancy services to employers and companies interested in implementing flexible work arrangements.

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Minister Steven Sim said that currently many employers and companies are interested in implementing flexible working arrangements, but there are still people who do not know how they work.

“This flexible working arrangement is not new for employers and employees and is already enshrined in our law, the Labor Act 1955, which has been in force since January last year.

“I would like to emphasize here that Kesuma, for example through TalentCorp, will provide consultancy services to companies looking to implement flexible work arrangements,” he told reporters today when met at the Penang Socso office.

Companies, employers or employees who have concerns or questions about the implementation of flexible working arrangements can contact the Ministry of Labor (JTK) in their respective area.

Previously, Sim said requests for flexible working arrangements must be submitted to employers for feedback within 60 days, and if they are rejected, employers must provide the reasons why.

Under section 60P(1) of the Act, an employee has the right to request from his employer a flexible working arrangement to vary working hours, working days or place of work in connection with his employment, subject to Part XII. or anything included in the service contract.

The Act also provided that where an application for a flexible working arrangement under section 60Q(1) is made, the employee must make an application for a flexible working arrangement under section 60P in writing and in such form and manner as may be determined by the Director General of Labour. – Bernama