Flexible working guidelines for employers

by | Mar 29, 2022 | Business, HUMAN RESOURCES | 0 comments

As there will no longer be restrictions on workforce capacity from next month, the Health Ministry said that the responsibility of drawing up guidelines on Work From Home (WFH) practices will be returned to employers and individuals as the country moves into the endemic stage.

The Health Ministry said while there are employers now that have permanently moved to the WFH practice, if there is a surge of Covid-19 infections among employees others may also want to look into opting for WFH practices.

But the SME Association of Malaysia said that it was time for employees to work from the factories and offices, adding that some employers were already operating at 100 percent onsite capacity.

However, the association said that frequent testing was one of the Covid-19 SOPs that should be adopted at workplaces.

Malaysian Trades Union Congress said it was the right time for employees to return to the workplace as most were fully vaccinated and since borders are reopening, WFH isn’t relevant anymore.

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers said most companies have adopted automation, artificial intelligence and digitalisation and it was best to leave the WFH choice to employers based on their respective risk assessments.