Registration of Employer and Employee


  • Employer and its employees must be registered with SOCSO not later than 30 days on which the Act becomes applicable to the industry.For the purpose of registration, an employer is required to complete the Employer’s Registration Form (Form 1), Employee’s Registration Form (Form 2) together with relevant documents specified (please get the checklist through our website or nearby office).

  • SOCSO shall be notified of any changes to the name, address, type of proprietorship, status of the employer or employees.


Registration of New Employees

  •  Employers who take on a new employee is eligible under the Act shall register the employee form 2, regardless of whether the employee ever registered and make contributions to SOCSO while working at a previous employer.


Employee’s Record

  • Every employer shall maintain a monthly record with following particulars for each employee:
    i.   Name
    ii.  National Registration Identity Card Number
    iii. Occupation
    iv. Contribution details
    v.  Monthly wages
    vi. Allowances

  • The employees record shall be maintained for seven (7) years from last entry date.



Cessation Of Being An Employer

  • Any employer who ceases to be an employer shall notify of such cessation by submitting to the Organisation using Form 1A together with other relevant documents within 30 days of such cessation.


Definition Of Wages

  • Any  remuneration payable in money to an employee is taken as wages for purposes of SOCSO contributions. This includes the following payments:
    i. Salary
    ii. Overtime payments
    iii. Commission and service charge
    iv. Payments for leave; such as annual, sick, maternity, rest day,
    public holidays and etc
    v. Allowances such as incentives, shift, food / meal, cost of living, housing and etc

  • All payments made to an employee paid at an hourly rate, daily rate, weekly rate, piece or task rate is considered as wages. However the following payments are not considered as wages:
    i. Payments by an employer to any statutory fund for employees
    ii. Mileage claims
    iii. Gratuity payments or payments for dismissal or retrenchments
    iv. Annual bonus


Note: For further clarification on definition of wages, kindly contact our SOCSO offices or Customer Service Careline at 1 300 22 8000.




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