Truth about PAY EQUITY in Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                              Many laws have been tried of passing in Malaysia, but never did to diminish the pay gap between men and women in Malaysia. Still, the problem persists where men are paid more than women and to mention the facts, there is close to 21% difference in the salary between men and women.

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The Malaysian Government must focus on many laws that are aimed to end the discrimination on basis of sex and other factors. The laws must be passed in order to bridge the gap to protect women’s rights because the pay gap is increasing every six months.

When it comes to the data, women are paid less in every department irrespective of them being a manager or a developer in an IT firm or an unskilled worker. In some positions, women are not even hired by women employees’ because they do feel that men work harder than women.

 Even though we have come a long way when it comes to equality, enough laws are not passed to end the pay scale gap. In a statistics, women are paid lesser than men of equal age when they are of ages 25 to 34. Even though it is only a few years that Malaysia planned for high-income status, the disparity between the payments does not look to fade any time soon.

Why do men receive more pay than women?

Here are a few reasons that could be a factor for women being paid less.

Marriage and motherhood

When a woman gets married, they give birth to children for nine months. After that, the maternity leave for women in Malaysia is 60 days. So, companies understand that there needs to be a replacement for the time period and may lose their productivity if no one else joins during the period.

Are men better than women in education?

Malaysian women are more educated than men who are derived from the pass percentage statistics of higher schools and colleges. There is close to ten percent difference in the pass percentage. Women also tend to score more marks than men in Malaysia.

Women hold better degrees than men in many fields like computer science, IT, economics and much more which answers the question that women are better in education than men.

The Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act deals with employers, and it states that men and women should be given the same wage without any disparity and it is illegal if women are paid less when they belong to the same sector and work for the same conditions as men.

 Even though the job titles may be the same, job duties would be different. That’s why Malaysians came up with a law to make payment for employees’ based on their responsibilities at work and not their roles in the organization.

The law also was constructed to create a pay scale based on the physical and mental exertion to perform in the job. Both women and men would be paid the same wage irrespective of whom plays the task. Even working conditions were taken into consideration to create an equal pay among both the sexes like physical surrounding and hazards at work.

Similar salary discrepancy problems in other countries

Many countries have not created a fair system when it comes to Payscale. Here is what happened in the 9th Circuit Court in the United States of America.

Other court rules

The salary history is not the reason for pay differences under the UPA. This judgment was given by the 9th Circuit Court in the USA which also set some laws to avoid discrepancies in the payment system of the country by categorizing the following:

  •  A seniority system
  • A merit system
  • By measuring the quantity and quality of work
  • Any factor other than sex

The employers placed in an essential fact that they have always used the salary history to determine their new salary and believed that this would fall under the category ‘any factor other than sex.’ The court did not accept the claim and also stated that the salary history does not have any impact on the gender pay discrimination.

To avoid salary discrepancies, many more laws are to be created and allow women to live with dignity. When it comes to a system in a democratic country, regulations must be stringent that everyone in the country is given the same equal space in the society.

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What is the best way to handle payroll changes during an merger or acquisition?

Managing payrolls during an acquisition is a tough task because there are many things to consider before outsourcing your payrolls. Payrolls have a significant part in the organization because it would determine the feasibility and the impact that it creates on the expenditure of the company.

 Many decisions would change during an acquisition or a merger because new managers and CEOs would want to tighten things when it comes to financial matters and improves the productivity. When it comes to payrolls, Mostly the Payroll decisions are made by the HR Departments, Payroll Managers, and CIOs.

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  • Assess the payroll

When there is an opportunity to purchase a new payroll system, you must thoroughly analyze the functions of the new payroll and compare them with the old one. You can compare them by assessing the features, ease of use, its ability to integrate with different software, customizability and other requirements based on the company.

  • Retrieve every payroll data

The most important duty when there is a need to change the payroll, one must copy all the valid information from the previous payroll carefully and transfer them to the latest one. The new payroll must be able to integrate with the old one so that all the valid information is transferred securely. Even if a minute detail is mismatched, it could cause the company a fortune.

  • An HR’s role during acquisition

Time is significant during transitions because it would become challenging when payroll software is changed during financial year endings of banks. You could at least use both the new and the old software simultaneously and wait till you find any glitches in the software. If you see any, you could use the old software. If you do not find any errors, you could go for the new payroll software.

  • Have a finite plan

The most important resource needed for a successful payroll transfer is to have an idea and strict to it. The deadlines and the timeframes can be made to complete every task be it small or large.

  • Inform the employees’

Changing a payroll software also involves employees’ in an organization because they also have to migrate to a new software entirely. Inform the peers about the transition and give them enough training on the latest software and provide them will all the other intricate details. This would allow a smooth transition.

  • Organization Strategy

Companies have different strategies to maintain which have been derived from a lot of insights and improvements of previous methods. The software must also comply with the organizational strategy like following prescribed methods from recruitment to retirement. This would be an added advantage if the payroll gels along with the company.

  • Technology Strategy

The software must be very sophisticated in design but very easy to use, or else it would take a lot of time to understand the software. The payroll must be able to adapt to every need of your company like a shoe. This would reduce the time for training and also improve the workflow of the software.

  • Who controls the data

The data in a payroll software contains very sensitive information and must be given authority only to few managers and administrators of an organization. Few payroll software has a finite structure of giving power to specific candidates of the company. A flexible payroll allows only managers and the other required personnel to view your information.

  • Ensure the software commits to payment policies

There are different tax laws and different payment systems. When you file the wrong tax payment, you would be entitled to pay massive penalties. Before moving to new software, ensure that it complies with the payment policies of the company and the country alike.

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EMERGENCY LEAVE – HR2eazy’s new feature

 In Malaysia, specific leave standards must be maintained to run an organization successfully because if they are not met, it affects the productivity of the company and also causes a pay cut for the employee. The leaves are categorized differently, and the leave slab also is created uniquely for every company based on different requirements.

 For example, maternity leave is given to women when they give birth, has a slab of about 60 days along with many other requirements. The other leaves are Unpaid Leave, Paid Leaves like sick leave, medical leave, marriage leave, maternity leaves, paternity leaves, annual leaves and much more based on different requirements.

 Emergency leave

There would be a time when there is an immediate function to attend to or a sudden demise in the family or your friend’s circle which needs to be accompanied to or even an urgent appointment with the doctor. Employees’ would not be able to serve the notice for the leave to be taken earlier.

Companies mostly do not allocate or entertain emergency leaves because they have a strict schedule which must be followed to complete the given projects. Even though companies grant leaves during immediate circumstances, it is not excellently documented. These leaves also are unaccounted for and cause loss of pay in the employees’ salary.

HR2eazy payroll Malaysia understood the problem caused due to immediate leaves because it restricts the company to work with lesser employees’ for the day which also reduces the productivity. To avoid this, HR2eazy leave management module has come with with a new Feature- Emergency Leave.

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When there is an immediate circumstance which has to be attended to, Emergency leave can be applied with the permission of approving authority. These leaves fall under either Unpaid Leave or Annual Leave to make things simple and thus does not cause any disruption in the functionality of the organization.

The administrator can categorize these leaves as Unpaid or on Annual Leave based on the company’s criteria. HR2eazy provides this facility if the employee entirely uses annual leaves, the emergency leave can be marked under Unpaid Leave.

Replacement Leave

Employees’ have to work for extra days to complete the given work or project on time, making them work on weekends. The employees’ are to be given leaves in the future so that they would be able to spend time for themselves.

Employees’ can either be compensated for their extra work by being paid extra or be given a replacement leave for their commitment.

These leaves do not affect the productivity because they have already spent time on completing the given work. HR2eazy has come up with Replacement Leave feature so that the leave is balanced for the commitment given earlier.

With these two amazing modules by HR2eazy, companies can seamlessly run without any hindrance with to the productivity. HRs can calculate the leaves without any external factors confusing to calculate the pay for the employees’ caused due to replacement leave or emergency leave.

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Why use Organizational chart for a startup

Every startup has a problem of allocating work to every employee. The work structure of a more significant organization differs from that of a large organization. HR departments are supposed to come up with many rigid plans to define the company and its employees’. One of the most important tasks they encounter is to create the organization chart for the company.

An organizational structure creates a system to create equal opportunities for every department in the organization and provides a sense of belonging. Every position in the company is allocated with specific authority and other vital functions. Here are a few reasons why your company should have a finite organizational structure for a seamless functioning of the company.

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Succession Planning and Career Development

  • Building highly functional teams

Every employee is different from the other having different capabilities to showcase. It is imperative for the manager or the HR department to understand this a place them in teams with like minds. Employees’ would be able to work closely with the other members of the team. When the team has a clear vision and an understanding of how to take down the issue, projects would be a breeze with the best output.

  • Define relationships between employees’ and other functional groups

Clear communication is very much important between teams and other employees’. Your company could reach great heights by communicating coherently. This would avoid unnecessary misunderstanding and other problems. This is where teams would use exact words for communication because a wrongly misinterpreted word could cause the entire project to fail in your company.

  • Assess workloads

The other important duty is to assess the workloads of every individual and as a team. Every employee must be evaluated to allocate different roles in the company successfully. Teams would work in full capacity bringing in more productivity because teams would understand the complete requirement of the given function and perform precisely.

  •  Re-Establishment of Firm

Any company does not entirely depend on the word today because they would be working for the future. With a designated organization chart, you could calculate salary, essential tasks to be managed, key point indicators and much more significant roles. It would give you a better picture of handling teams when you are planning to open a new branch or another site.

  • Establish hierarchy and work structure

The hierarchical structure is not only to determine the roles in an organization but also to provide transparency. This would avoid misunderstandings in the roles and give a bright idea about the functions to be performed in the company.

The relationship between every department can also be correctly stated so that managers can contact the necessary department for effective communication improving the collaboration of the company.

  • Help determine competency

Since different functions need to be performed, organization charts help employees’ to measure their contribution and also understand their growth in the company over time. This would also help employees’ gain ownership and improve their performance for maximum productivity in the company.

Employees’ would stay motivated and would stay longer in the company by increasing the work engagement. The HR teams would be able to distinguish performers belonging to different teams like underperformers and over performers.

  • Create expert allocation and analysis

There is a need for experts for different positions performing tasks more than what is required. Managers and the HR departments must understand the requirements of the company and create posts that fulfill every business requirement. Expertise budgets can also be made to channel every position in the company for better functioning.

  • Updating the structure provides more opportunities

Since the roles in the company keep developing every day due to the requirement of the projects, so does the position in the company changes. If the organizational structure is updated from time to time, this will give opportunities to employees’ to learn more other than their designated duties and would give the company a talented workforce capable of performing varied tasks

 

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What are the employee background checks that are followed in Malaysia?

It is never enough for an employer to make background checks whether the employee has all the existing experience or not. Malaysia always follows a strict Equal Employment Policy which allows companies to have a versatile workforce irrespective of their background.

If one is thinking to hire new employees’ for your company, there are many things to look for in an employee. One would never know what happened to their previous employer, have they ever gone to prison and other relevant details which could ruin the reputation of the company.

Since every company has different rules and requirements of their employees’, which are mostly based on their businesses, the background verification process is a rigorous one because there is a need for authenticable information about the applicant.

Moreover, it is not only researching whether the applicant is reliable at work, but the background checks are also sometimes intense where companies check for the conduct of the person and many other intricate details which would allow employers to understand whether the incoming person would be a cultural fit for the company.

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Education Degree Verification

Some work requirements involve skilled laboring such as in engineering, medicine, accounting and so on. Since these jobs hold technicality very much in their work involved, companies do ask for valid education certificates to authenticate the experience of the candidate.

Employment Verification

Gaps on your resume: Gaps either due to studies or you took out a whole year due to any diseases or other personal reasons. In any case, selection representatives over the globe have issues and regularly don’t waitlist competitors with gaps in their work experience. Consider the possibility that somebody was worn out and needed a break to revive. One must always analyze the resume and understand whether the reason for the gap is a valid one or not instead of rejecting the resume without a questioning session to the employee.

Matching abilities:

Companies hire employees’ based on the similar interests in the workplace. When the companies expect of a certain quality and found to be non-existential while background check, companies do not accept them. They are feeling the loss of a few aptitudes at work would not allow the employee to give their 100% and this implies enrollment specialists do not shortlist such candidates. On the off chance that an individual has many aptitudes, he can take in extra abilities required for the activity. Dismissing applicants in light of this is plain dumb.

 The absence of Industry Experience:

 Some administrators emphasize the recommended industry experience. This is to understand the previous experience of the employee and match them in a place that would be beneficiary for the company. However, selecting a candidate from another industry or a fresher bodes well, as it brings a new or alternate point of view and might utilize those prescribed procedures of another industry may help.

 Not the correct degree:

Certain occupations require certain sort of degree. A product specialist ought to have contemplated something identified with programming.  Applicants regularly get expelled from short recorded on the off chance that they do not have that particular degree.

 An excessive number of short employment:

Not having spent much time in one job makes HR bodies or selection representatives bit doubtful about a competitor’s soundness and their willingness to work for a more extended period.

Criminal Records Search

This mostly is not checked for the entering employees’ until it is mentioned about in the form or the resume. The criminal record search would allow the companies to understand the type of crime that has been committed by the individual. Companies can acknowledge some petty crimes and allow them to work for the company. Some individuals would have criminal records which would not allow them to work for companies.

Companies in Malaysia are searching Even some other records for a firm background check. Some industries require such records for the effective functioning of the organization. Some of them are Bankruptcy record Search, Passport validation for immigrants, Professional reference check, Motor vehicle record, and much more varying on the requirements of the companies procedures.

Malaysia also maintains a standard which does not involve any racial advantage or disadvantage in a company by setting up some norms to help the working community.

EEOC-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In all cases, make sure that you are treating everyone equally. It is illegal to check the background of applicants and employees when that decision is based on a person’s race, national origin, color, sex, religion, disability, genetic information (including family medical history). For example, asking only people of a particular race about their financial histories or criminal records is evidence of discrimination.

Malaysia Competition Commission

The Malaysia Competition Commission was founded in 2011 to enforce the competition act. It safeguards free and fair competition in commercial environments like private firms for the benefit of consumer welfare, improving the efficiency of the company and developing the economy of Malaysia to a better standard.

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What are the Perks of having a payroll for your start-up company?

Everyone would have gone through this phase by now or even have thought about it: Whether to do business or go to work? That, you would have to decide by clearly analyzing whether you would be able to cope up with the business lifestyle. It is always considered to think a million times before starting a business because once you do decide that a company would be a better option for you, your complete concentration must be on it or else there would be many problems that come along with it.

 It is an intense and the most exciting situation a person can face because it would utilize your brain to the maximum extent. If you go to work, you work for a typical 7 to 10-hour shift. However, in the same case of a business, you spend all the waking hours.

 There might be many departments which should be concentrated on to streamline the entire functioning process. However, the one department that which requires high supervision is the payroll and taxation department. It’s something very vague to understand, that’s why we hire HR’s and managers to handle the calculation part of the business.

The problem in a startup is that you would not have enough resources to pay a bookkeeper. In this case, it would be better not to calculation son your own and give your trust to payroll software. A payroll software would take care of your entire organization and would leave you with no errors during the processing.

Here are few of the reasons every startup should consider before making other decisions.

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Avoid making mistakes

Calculations are very integral and could also cost you a lot if there are any errors in your calculations. You could try an Excel or something similar to it, but there are no guarantees that the calculations would be error free. You could very well go for a payroll software in this situation because it would streamline your entire data and do all the estimates for you instead of you doing it.

No need for expertise

To perform calculations for an organization’s, one must be an expert on calculations. If you do own a payroll software, you could do it yourself. There is no requirement for prior training to handle your payrolls. You could save much time on calculations and would be able to keep a lot instead of hiring a payroll manager.

Lots of time saved

Just ask any store manager or an HR about how much time does it take to perform all the calculations for a company. Their answers would typically consist of lots of hours till the final payroll. If a team of HR professionals takes so much time to control the salaries and other intricate matters of the organization, your startup could take more time than ever. If you go for payroll, you could very well handle the entire organization, no matter how big and save a lot on HR expenses.

Run the company more organized than ever

You would have a plan to control your functioning and your expenses. However, when you start working on it, there are more chances for you to be disorganized because there is not a specific flow of your business undertakings. A payroll software not only takes care of numbers for you but also streamline the entire working of the company coherently and drive you towards better productivity.

Pay accurate taxes

Any business would have to pay the government taxes. Many entrepreneurs try to overdo by doing all the required calculations on your own to save some extra money. In this case, there are chances for errors to occur. Mistakes are a small part of our lives, but the government does not take it that way. You would have to pay any fines, and that would turn your profits to nothing.

Since tax compliances tend to change now and then, there are more chances for errors to happen. The only way for you to stay compliant is to view the tax changes every time, and this would take more time than ever.

Instead of saving money on tax filings, you could very well go for a payroll software because it would handle every data of yours carefully and bring out a whole sum which is free of errors.

Would be aware of the actual tax payments

This would be an added advantage for you. Instead of just handing out the tax money and not knowing anything about it, by streamlining your tax payments, you would be able to understand the changing market and use it well for your developing business.

 

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How secure will be your personal information after GDPR regulations?

We are definitely in the age of Information where every detail can be used for or against you. To avoid all these problems. The UK has created a set of regulations that would allow companies to use parts of customer’s information instead of stealing information completely.

There are a lot of norms that must be followed to protect the identity of the customer like their data like e-mail addresses, contact number, credit card information and much more. Since many companies have websites these days, this critical information can be leaked and be used to the advantage of hackers, and many other misappropriates.

Just take for instance when you are looking to buy dog food and close the webpage, you might still be able to see advertisements on other websites regarding the same. Many people’s privacy becomes at stake when your personal information is rotating the internet without your knowledge.

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What is GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation. It is most probable to create guidelines which allow customers to access company information through websites or mobile application without giving away their personal information.

Here are some of the guidelines which GDPR has proposed to seal all the customer information.

The GDPR contains a commitment that individual information ought to be handled in a way that guarantees the proper security of unique details, including for forestalling unapproved access to or utilization of different data and the gear utilized for the preparing. Along these lines, the controller or processor ought to assess the dangers innate in the handling of individual details and execute measures to moderate those dangers.

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If you visit our site or member communities, we may naturally gather data about you, for instance:

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Data we get from different sources.

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Unconfirmed Violation

The DPA will have an assortment of investigative forces to see whether infringement exists or not. To research a conceivable breach, the DPA can arrange the controller and the processor to give any data it requires to the execution of its assignments. The DPA may additionally ask for access to every individual datum and all data necessary for the implementation of its undertakings.

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These are the most important rules and regulations when it comes to GDPR guidelines. If you need more information about your privacy, ask the website or service about the details of your viewing.

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