Registration of New Employer and Employee
New employer and employee must be registered with SOCSO within 30 days upon hiring a new employee. For registration purpose, an employer is required to complete the Employer’s Registration Form (Form 1) and Employee’s Registration Form (Form 2) alongside other online documents in the ASSIST Portal. Any changes regarding the name / address / type / status of ownership of the company or employee can be made via the ASSIST Portal. SOCSO will only use the Identity Card Number issued by the National Registration Department for all matters and no longer uses the Social Security Number.
To use the ASSIST Portal, download the Borang Permohonan Enrolment Penggunaan Portal Assist from this link and kindly email the completed form to idportalperkeso.gov.my.
Cessation of Being An Employer
Any employer who ceases to be an employer is required to submit an application by uploading a completed Form 1A together with the relevant documents within 30 days from cessation via ASSIST Portal.
Every employer shall maintain a monthly record with following particulars for each employee:
ii. National Registration Identity Card Number
iv. Contribution details
v. Monthly wages
The employees record shall be maintained for seven (7) years from last entry date.
Any remuneration payable in money to an employee is taken as wages for purposes of SOCSO contributions. This includes the following payments:
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