Re: Switch from verbal employment into contract emplyment
I am operating a mini market and I have 4 workers. When I employed them as shopkeepers a few year back, there was no employment contract signed between my employees and I. Since I didnt sign contact with them, as long as my employees dont resign, I cant fire those employees with low productivity when they dont commit any unforgivable mistake. (Please correct me if I get any concept wrong)
Now, I wish to improve my management by making employment contract with my existing employees. Is it lawful to offer them with a lower wages in the contract, like treating them as new employee? Must the salary offered in the contract be on a par with the current salary？What I mean is let's say I currently have an employee whose wage is RM 1100 (after 1 time salary increment） but now I want to sign contract with the same employee and offer him with RM1000 (this is what he got when he first came) , will this be lawful?
Thank you in advance for any comment and guidance.