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12/09/2009 09:25:31
Re: 6 working days and 8 hours per day in production sector

I would like to know is there any Malaysia labor law indicate, we must work 6 working days and 8 hours per day in production sector. Can we propose to our company to allow us to work 5 and 1/2 working days?
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KL Siew
12/09/2009 11:25:59
Working hours are stated in section 60A of the Employment Act. Under (d), they can be required to work up to (8 hours x 6 days) 48 hours per week.

60A. Hours of work.

(1) Except as hereinafter provided, an employee shall not be required under his contract of service to work:

(a) more than five consecutive hours without a period of leisure of not less than thirty minutes duration;

(b) more than eight hours in one day;

(c ) in excess of a spread over period of ten hours in one day;

(d) more than forty-eight hours in one week:

Yes, you can negotiate with the employer to work on 5 1/2 days per week.
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