Malaysia is one of the best places to live in Asia. The country holds an excellent reputation for its local culture, tourism, employment sectors, and diversity. Recently, the provincial government worked on employee paternity and maternity laws and made a few amendments to support local families. Malaysians find the new leave policies beneficial and supportive during childbirth cases. We have covered the details of Malaysia’s paternity leave policy below for a better understanding.
The recently passed Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 in Malaysia marks a historic milestone for protecting employees’ rights to time off. The new laws significantly increase paid maternity leave while introducing employer-paid paternity leave in Malaysia – an unprecedented development.
The Malaysian government has announced plans to amend the Employment Act 1955, which will take effect on January 1, 2023. The changes aim to protect workers’ rights, particularly those in the private sector.