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cgrif
13/05/2009 22:27:38
Re: Employees Eligible for OT

Are all employees eligible for overtime pay or are there certain job titles that are exempt from that rule? For example, in the US a support person working 45 hours in a week would be paid overtime for 5 hours, but a manager working 45 hours in a week would not be paid anything in addition to his regular salary. If a distinction like that exists in Malaysia, could you point me to where I can find that regulation?
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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
14/05/2009 09:38:40
There is no such equivalent here. The Employment Act says employees covered by the Act, are entitled to overtime if required to work after normal hours of 8 hours work as stated in Section 60A. You can refer to it at http://pesaraonline.net/easection60a.htm
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cgrif
15/05/2009 00:21:44
Does that mean that if I pay someone more than 1500RM per month they are not eligible for overtime pay?
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KL Siew
15/05/2009 08:28:11
Not everyone, employees who are classified as 'manual labour' like labourers, production workers mechanics, drivers and so on even with salary over RM1500 are still covered by the EA and eligible for OT. It does not mean those non manual employees like clerks, execs, managers and so on are not eligible for overtime pay. They are only not covered by the EA. In such cases, both employer and employee can always enter into agreement on OT matters in the contract of service. If you say they are not eligible for overtime pay, then they may not want to work overtime for you. Make your own arrangement. There are some companies paying overtime to those not covered by the EA based on the ceiling salary of RM1500 when their salary is more than 1.5K.

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