SOP violations: RM1.2mil in compound notices issued to errant employers since June 1


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Human Resources Ministry has issued a total of RM1.2mil in compound notices to factory operators and employers for flouting standard operating procedures (SOP) from June 1 to 24.

Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said 1,175 SOP compliance checks have also been conducted since the Labour Department was given the power to issue compound notices against errant employers.

“Among the offences frequently committed by employers is not complying with the work from home directive,” he told reporters after leading a compliance check operation in Puchong, Selangor, on Friday (June 25).

Saravanan said there were also employers found to have falsified information on the permit application letter to operate during the movement control order (MCO).

He said factory premises found to have committed such offences would be ordered to close with immediate effect.

Saravanan also reminded employers to always adhere to the SOP set by the government as the Labour Dept would continue to conduct inspections in an effort to curb Covid-19 infections at workplaces.

He said the government would not hesitate to revoke these factories’ approval to operate if the SOP violations continued. – Bernama

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