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WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE OF A PERSON I CAN EMPLOY ?
In Sabah, an employer is prohibited from employing a child under 14 years to work in construction, manufacturing, transportation, mining sector or other places such as restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hotels or offices.
In Sarawak, no young person under the age of 16 years shall be employed on underground work in any time.
In Peninsular Malaysia, under the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 (Act 350), children under the age of 14 years are
and can only be designated by the employer to carry out
children between the age of 14 and 16 years are
and can only be designated by employer to
An employer who fails to comply with the above has committed an offense under the Act and the penalty upon conviction shall be a fine up to RM2,000 or jail term not exceeding 6 months or both.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT ?
The Department of Labour provides advisory services to both employers and employees on all aspect of the labour laws in the country.