No such thing as work from home pay cuts, says Saravanan

TAPAH: The national wage policy does not allow cuts in salary or allowances for employees working from home (WFH), says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

He said such a pay cut cannot be allowed and should not happen.

“There are no obstacles (in this matter), employers can ask them (employees) to come into the office. No party can work from home without the consent of the employer.

“If an employer allows it, then they should not cut their salaries. If the employer does not agree with the employee working from home, they can ask the employee to come to office,” he said after attending a breaking of fast ceremony here.

He was commenting on a news report in which the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) suggested that those choosing to work from home should be given smaller salaries, including a deduction in travel allowance.

Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan claimed that some employees agreed with the move as working from home would save travel costs, the report said. – Bernama