Socso urges employers to register, pay contributions

07 Jun 2023 10:32am
Photo for illustrative purposes. FILE PIX
Photo for illustrative purposes. FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - The Social Security Organisation (Socso) urges for employers to take advantage of the months of May and June to register and pay their contributions.

Socso stated it was important to ensure the protection and safety of local or foreign workers.

It said no legal actions would be imposed if there were delays during the period.

"After the period ends, Socso will launch Ops Kesan starting on July 1 to enforce the Employees' Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) and the Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (Act 800) on employees and employers in the country.

"The 14th Ops Kesan was to ensure all employers who employ at least one employee (regardless of salary amount) register their companies and employees in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4 and 5 of Act 4 as well as Sections 14 and 16 of Act 800," it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Socso stated that employers failing to register their companies and employees could be subjected to a compound action of up to RM5,000.

Employers who failed to pay the fine would face prosecution in court and if found guilty they could be sentenced to a fine of up to RM10,000 or imprisonment for up to two years or both if convicted.

"In addition, employers who register and contribute late will also be charged Late Contribution Interest fee (FCLB) at a rate of six per cent per year on top of each day the contribution payment is delayed.

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"If the employer still fails to do so during the white period that will end on June 30, Socso will not compromise with the employer's non-compliance and will not consider any exemption from the enforcement action against the employer involved.

"Therefore, with less than a month left, Socso calls on all employers eligible who have not registered and contributed to immediately do so voluntarily either through the Assist Portal or at any of the 54 Socso offices throughout the country to avoid actions being taken," it added.

For any further enquiries, visit the Socso official website, contact the Socso hotline at 1-300- 22-8000 or e-mail at perkeso@