Maternity Leave (Malaysia)

Entitlement and eligibility for Maternity Leave for employees in Malaysia. Adding Child's Details in Next-of-Kin.

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Maternity Leave Eligibility

In Malaysia, a female employee shall be entitled to receive maternity allowance for the eligible period from her employer if:

  1. She has been employed by the employer for a period of, or periods amounting in the aggregate to, not less than 98 days during the 9 months immediately before her confinement

  2. She has been employed by the employer at any time in the 4 months immediately before her confinement

Maternity Leave Entitlements

A female employee who is eligible for maternity allowance shall be entitled to receive a maternity allowance from her employer calculated at her ordinary rate of pay for each eligible day during the eligible period.

NOTE: "Eligible period" means a period of maternity leave of not less than 98 consecutive days in reference to Attourney General's Chamber of Malaysia Official Portal

A female employee employed on a monthly rate of pay shall be deemed to have received her maternity allowance if she continues to receive her monthly wages during her abstention from work during the eligible period without abatement.

A female employee shall not be entitled to any maternity allowance if at the time of her confinement she has five or more surviving children.

How can your employee be eligible for Maternity Leave?

By default, not all employees are granted Maternity Leave. In Talenox, it is based on eligibility in accordance with the following requirements:

1) The details of your employee's child must be added in the Next-of-Kin section of their Employee Profile (Under Employee Listing > Next of Kin)

NOTE: The Child's Date of Birth is a requirement as eligibility will depend on the age of the child as well in the settings for Maternity Leave.

2) Update the employee's Marital Status under the employee's profile as well.

How to customise Maternity Leave entitlement in Talenox?

You can head to Leave > Leave Settings > Maternity Leave and edit "Fixed day(s) of leave" field. 

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