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Beyond the Basics: Market Trends for Leave Entitlement in Malaysia

It's the title of the article, that states Market Trends of Leave Entitlement in Malaysia

As per the Employment Act 1995, there are 5 types of mandatory leaves a company must provide. They are:-

The Mandatory Leaves in Malaysia are Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Hospitalization Leave, Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave

Additionally, there are various voluntary leave options that businesses can offer to enhance employee well-being and satisfaction. While employers have the discretion to provide or not provide these options, exploring the list will reveal why numerous companies choose to extend these benefits as part of their commitment to employee well-being and satisfaction.

Here are some leave policies every HR professional and business owner should know.

Birthday Leave

A day off that employees can take to celebrate their birthday. Some companies allow employees to take this leave in the week before or after their actual birthday.

Marriage Leave

Marriage leave is a special type of paid time off given to employees to celebrate their wedding day. This allows employees to take time off work to prepare for their wedding, celebrate the event, and potentially go on a honeymoon.

Family Care Leave

This leave is intended to support employees to take time off work to care for a family member who is ill, injured, or facing a medical emergency. The purpose of family care leave is to support employees during times of family emergencies or health crises, ensuring they can balance their work responsibilities with their responsibilities as caregivers to their loved ones.

Volunteer Leave

Volunteer leave empowers employees to dedicate their time to approved charitable or community organizations. Companies can attract potential employees by granting them the opportunity to make a positive impact outside of work while still receiving their regular compensation.

Sabbatical Leave

In essence, a sabbatical leave is just a work break. Typically, employees take sabbaticals after working for an extended period at a company, and they remain employed during this time. It's an opportunity to focus on personal growth activities, like learning new skills, volunteering, or just taking a break to relax and rejuvenate.


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