What is Psmb act?

The PSMB Act, 2001 is to provide for the imposition and collection of a human resources development levy for the purpose of promoting the training and development of employees, apprentices and trainees, the establishment and the administration of the Fund by the Corporation and for matters connected therewith.

Is socso compulsory?

It is compulsory for all Malaysian and permanent resident employees to register with SOCSO except for Federal and State Government permanent employees, domestic servants, and those who are self-employed. Foreign workers are protected under SOCSO as well since January 2019.

What is benefit of Socso?

The Social Security Organization (SOCSO) provides social security protection by social insurance including medical and cash benefits, provision of artificial aids and rehabilitation to employees to reduce the sufferings and to provide financial guarantees and protection to the family.

What are the main responsibilities of employers under the Employees Provident Fund Act?

As an employer, your responsibilities includes paying EPF contributions in respect of any person you have engaged to work under a Contract of Service or Apprenticeship. You have to ensure accurate monthly contributions are deducted from your employees’ salary and remitted to EPF.

What is Levi HRDF?

The HRDF levy is a mandatory levy payment collected by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF, also known as PSMB) imposed on employers from all industries. The purpose is to enable employee training and skills upgrading of the Malaysian workforce.

Who qualifies for HRDF?

Generally, if the company falls under the Manufacturing, Services, or Mining & Quarrying sector (based on PSMB Act 2001) and the company employs a minimum of ten (10) Malaysian employees, it is compulsory to register with Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF).

Who is not eligible for Socso?

Employees exempted from the coverage of the Employees’ Social Security Act, 1969 are as follows: Federal and State Government permanent employees. Domestic servants. Self-employed (except for self-employed taxi drivers, individuals who run similar services including e-hailing such as Grab and self-employed bus drivers)

What is the main principle in Socso?

Solidarity is the cardinal value of social protection. In practice, it is a series of mechanisms for the redistribution of income towards people who are disabled or invalid and families with dependant children. Generally, contributions made by its members to SOCSO is channelled to the solidarity fund.

Who can apply Socso?

All employees who are employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship in the private sector and contractual / temporary staff of Federal / State Government as well as Federal / State Statutory Bodies need to be registered and covered by SOCSO.

How much Socso is deducted from salary?

A company is required to contribute SOCSO for its staff/workers according to the SOCSO Contribution Table & Rates as determined by the Act. The company will pay 1.75% while the staff/workers’ will contribute 0.5% of their wages for the Employment Injury Insurance Scheme and the Invalidity Pension Scheme.

How much of Socso is deducted from salary?

Both employers and employees should contribute to SOCSO payments. Employees pay the smaller portion, depending on their income. The contribution rate ranges from 0.5% to 3%. But for employees with a monthly salary of more than RM3,000, the SOCSO contribution is optional.