63 bosses get compounds – Socso
Posted on July 6, 2012, Friday
KOTA KINABALU: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) Sabah branch has issued 56 compounds worth RM35,500 to 63 employers during an operation yesterday, according to its deputy director II, Clarice Claire Geoffrey @ Ciara.
She said in a statement yesterday the door-to-door checks on business establishments were carried in Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Keningau, Labuan and Kota Kinabalu.
The enforcement teams visited a total of 323 employers during the day-long operation, and they comprised 132 in Kota Kinabalu, 41 Tawau, 59 Sandakan, 40 Lahad Datu, 40 Keningau and 11 Labuan.
Of the total, 165 were found to have registered with Socso, while 93 were not eligible for registration as they only employed non-Malaysians or were managed and run by the proprietors without the help of any workers.
The 63 employers who have been operating for some time were found to have failed to register with Socso, and they comprised 23 in Kota Kinabalu, nine Tawau, six Sandakan, four Lahad Datu, 15 Keningau and six Labuan.
Socso also registered a total of 19 new employers during the operation, comprising 13 in Kota Kinabalu, two Sandakan, two Lahad Datu, and two Labuan.
Clarice warned that employers are liable to be compounded and prosecuted if they fail to register their establishments and workers with Socso.
However, new employers will have a 30-day grace period to do so, after which they are liable to be compounded.