Saturday, August 24

Employer fined RM3,500 for failing to pay minimum wage

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KOTA KINABALU: Due to failure to pay a minimum wage, an employer of a restaurant was fined RM3,500 or a two-month jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie imposed the sentence on the restaurant owner after pleading guilty. The accused person settled the payment on the same day.

The employer had failed to pay a minimum wage to one employee, as set out at RM920, for 10 months.

Therefore, he was charged under Section 43 of the National Salary Consultative Council 2011 which carries a maximum fine of RM10,000 for each charge.