My company has both Malaysian and foreign employees, but we have not registered with the EIS or SOCSO. Can I register with EIS and SOCSO and apply for the WSP on behalf of employees of Malaysian employees only?

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Employers must first register or contribute to the EIS and SOCSO before applying for the WSP. This application is entitled to Malaysian citizens only. Employer must also declare the total number of Malaysian and foreign employees** ** Note: The definition of Companies size is based on the number of Malaysian and foreign employees.

How to pay salary to employees if I join the WSP?

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The employer shall pay their employee’s salary as usual with the same rate and then apply for WSP to SOCSO. The subsidy wages received from SOCSO is a subsidized wage to the employer. SOCSO and EIS contribution payments are mandatory based on the employee’s actual salary.

What is the definition of wages or salary of RM4,000 and below under WSP?

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The interpretation of wages or salary or income is in accordance with the interpretation of wages under the Akta Keselamatan Social Pekerja 1969 [Akta 4]. It includes all monetary payments to employee such as basic salary, overtime payment, commission, payment for unutilized annual or medical leave, allowance,  incentive, arrears of wages, wages for maternity leave, [...]

One of the eligibility conditions for the WSP is that employer must retain the employees for 6 months. If there is an employee who resign voluntarily and the employer is receiving the Wage Subsidy, does the employer need to apply again to reflect the changes?

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No. If the employee is resigned voluntarily within the first 3 months of the subsidy period, the employer will only need to update the employee information in the system. If employer failure to do so, it will subject to legal action