Monday, September 26

Company fined for failing to remit workers’ EPF contribution

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LAHAD DATU: The Magistrate’s Court here yesterday imposed a RM9,000 fine, in default, nine months’ jail on a company for failing to contribute its staff’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

Pionner Block Concrete Products Sdn Bhd admitted that it did not make any EPF contributions amounting to RM15,600 for its workers.

Magistrate Mohd Harith Mohd Mazlan imposed the fine after the company pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 43 (2) of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 which carries a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of not more than RM10,000, or both.

The court was told that upon inspection of the premises at W.D.T 54, Simpang 4, Kunak on August 27 to October 14, this year, it was found that the company failed to pay for the workers’ contribution.

The company admitted to failing to pay its workers’ EPF contribution for the month of March 2013, September 2013 and October 2013 as required by Rule 3 of the EPF Regulations 2001, which requires employers to pay employee contributions not later than the 15th day of the following month.