What are the statutory rules for Medical and Annual leave?

From Section 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (IRA)

Medical Leave

Section 60F of the IRA says that:

  • Fourteen (14) days of M.C's for service less than two years in a company
  • Eighteen (18) days of M.C's for service between two to five years in a company
  • Twenty-two (22) days on M.C's for service more than five years in a company

Annual Leave

Section 60E of the IRA allows employees the right to a minimum of;

  • Eight (8) days of annual leave for service under two years in a company
  • Twelve (12) days of annual leave for service of two to five years in a company
  • Sixteen (16) days of annual leave for service of more than five years in a company


Note: Employment Act is applicable only in West Malaysia. In East Malaysia, viz Sabah and Sarawak, they have the Sabah Labour Ordinance and Sarawak Labour Ordinance respectively.



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