EMPLOYER ELIGIBILTY

Employees’ Social Security Act,1969 and Employees’ Social Security (General) Regulations, 1971 are applicable to all industries having one or more employees.

Type of Employers

PRINCIPAL EMPLOYER

An employer who employs an employee directly under a contract of service or apprenticeship. The employer is responsible for all matters relating to services and payment of wages.

IMMEDIATE EMPLOYER

An employer who employs employees to perform work under the supervision of the principal employer. This includes a person who has a contract of service with an employee and temporarily lends or leases the service of that employee to a principal employer.

Employer’s Responsibility

The principal and immediate employers who employ one or more employees are responsible to register and contribute to Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) based on the rates specified under the Employees’ Social Security Act, 1969, administered by SOCSO.

The principal employers are also responsible for ensuring that all workers employed by immediate employers are registered with SOCSO and the contributions are paid accordingly.

Employers are responsible for reporting all work-related accidents that befall their workers within 48 hours of notification.


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