Chapter 6: HRM Revision Question

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For this section, i will share you a revision question in chapter 6.

  1. Why do employers offer benefits to employee?
    • Help attract staff to join the organisation
    • Help retain existing employees
    • Increase the morale of employees which will lead to higher productivity
  2. Briefly explain the statutory benefits that must be provided to employees (statutory benefits).
    • Maternity protection (paid leave) – the law provides that every female employee is entitled to maternity leave for a period not less than 60 days for every confinement. During the maternity leave, maternity allowance is payable to the employee providing she has no more than 5 surviving children and she served to employer for a least 90 days before giving birth.
    • Time – off payments
      • A weekly rest day – section59 of the Employment Act stipulates that all employees are entitled to one rest day per week.
      • Public holidays – section 60 entitled all workers covered by the Employment Act to a minimum 11 paid gazetted public holidays per year. 5 of the holidays specific by Act and must include; National Day, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Birthday, The State Ruler’s Birthday, Labour Day and Malaysia Day. The other 6 holidays choosen by employer.
      • Annual leave – An employee earns the right to apply annual leave after he/she has completed one year of service with organization. The Employement Act provides that paid annual leave shall as follows;
        • For service of less than two years – 8 days leave per year
        • For 2-5 years service – 12 days leave per year
        • For more than 5 years – 16 days leave per year
      • Sick leave – employees are entitled to paid sick leave, where no hospitalization is necessary, for 14 days per year if the worker has less than 2 years service, 18 days if his service between 2-5 years, and 22 days for those who have more than 5 years service. When employee needs to be hospitalized, he can take up to 60 days sick leave per year.

 

Sources:

  1. Human Resource Management Principles and Practices, third edition

 

P/S:

The answers might different and varies.. you can refer to your lecturers. Thanks! =)

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