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Malaysia Childcare and Paternity

Question

Dear HR Professionals,

Recently I took over Malaysia office and reviewing their employee handbook. At the moment company only offer 1 day paternity leave and nothing further. I think this is outdated. Please share your current leave entitlement for paternity and childcare.

Thank you.

Michelle

 


Reply 1

We do not provide paternity and childcare leaves to our employees in Malaysia as it is not a legal requirement there. This is also in line with our practice in Singapore whereby foreign employees are not entitled to paternity leave as it is not a legal benefit. However, childcare leave is provided to all eligible employees as it is a legal benefit.

AL

 


Reply 2

Probably would recommend to check the Malaysia labour law on this matter.

Jade

 


Reply 3

Malaysian Employment Act 1955 does not provide for mandatory paid paternity and childcare leave.

Viv

 


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