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Joy Tan
05/06/2009 20:35:57
Re: long working hours

We work from Mon-Fri between 8.30am to 6.30pm (lunch break an hour) and on Sat. between 8.30am to 12noon. We are confident it exceeds the maximum working hours in a month by Malaysian labour law. How can we file a complaint to the labour dept. and make the necessary claims. We like to stay anonymous without the company knowledge.
Besides, we were forced to take a training course after working hour. Can we claim overtime on this matter or otherwise. Thank you
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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
06/06/2009 11:53:03
Under the Employment Act (covering non manual workers with salary not more than RM1500), the normal working hours per week are 48 hours excluding one hour lunch break. If you want to make claims for overtime, you must have proper records of the number of hours OT worked and on what dates. It is not quite possible to make a claim without revealing your identity. I think to begin with, negotiate with your employer about payment of overtime and so on. Only when get no response then you approach the Labour Office. First, keep proper records which may be required as evidence later on.
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