Custom Made Cabins To Meet The Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act 446)
ACT 446 (AMENDMENT) 2019 ON WORKERS’ MINIMUM STANDARDS OF HOUSING AND AMENITIES
TO BE IMPLEMENTED 1 JUNE 2020
The Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 446 (Amendment) 2019 will be enforced 1 June 2020 and would cover Peninsular Malaysia as well as the Federal Territory of Labuan.
The Government will grant a three (3) month suspension till 31 August 2020 to give employers an opportunity to make the necessary preparations. The enforcement of Act 446 (Amendment) 2019 therefore will be fully effective 1 September 2020.
Act 446 previously covers housing and accommodation of workers in the plantation and mining sectors. Under the new amendment, the act has been extended to all employment sectors providing housing and accommodation for workers.
Act 446 (Amendment) 2019 also seeks to improve the GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN WORKERS ACCOMMODATION 2018 by the Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM), which covers the minimum standard accommodation space, basic facilities for workers’ accommodation and elements of security and hygiene.
What is Akta 446 or Act 446?
Akta 446 is the 2019 Employee’s Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodation, and Amenities Regulations. It was gazetted on 1 June 2020 but got extended to 1 September 2020 in terms of implementation. The standards are applicable for West Malaysia and Labuan.
The objective of Akta 446 is to improve employees’ safety and health, especially during these Pandemic times.
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最近大家都问我什么是 Akta 446。有听过 Akta 446吗？
Akta 446 是2019年员工房屋、住宿和设施基本标准（修正）法令，正式执法于今年2020年9月1日开始。述法令适用于所有半岛州属和纳闽。法令讲述雇主准备的员工宿舍的最低标准。
顶级手套 (Top Glove) 在2020年年尾就是因为这项法令而引起多项指控。雇主一旦罪成，罚款5万。有提供住宿的雇主，不妨了解了解。