71 charged for failing to register workers with Socso

Dr Teo (third left) presents the Socso payout to a beneficiary, witnessed by Philip (fourth left) and other Socso staff.

MIRI: Seventy-one employers throughout Sarawak had been hauled to court by the Social Security Organisation (Sosco) in the first six months of this year, for failing to register their companies and employees with the organisation.

According to Socso Sarawak director Philip Sangkan, any employer found to be eligible but has yet to register their workers with Socso would either be slapped with compound or be brought to court.

“Presently, Ops Kesan is being carried out to ensure employers comply with the Social Security Act. During this month, they are given a grace period to register their employees and will be exempted from being compounded or prosecuted.

“During this period also, all Socso staff will be going door-to-door to identify and detect companies that still do not comply with the rules and regulations,” he said when met at Miri parliamentary constituency service centre yesterday, where Miri MP Dr Michael Teo and seven Socso scheme beneficiaries were present.

Philip said for this year to date, Kuching recorded the highest number of employers being charged in court at 31, followed by Bintulu (18) and Miri (14).

According to him, Socso Sarawak paid out a total of RM11.58 million in compensation between January and June this year to beneficiaries of contributors.

He said the figure did not include medical treatments for contributors such as dialysis.

Dr Teo, meanwhile, thanked Socso personnel for dropping by at his service centre to explain and elaborate its role in assisting the contributors.

He said with the details provided by Socso, his service centre staff would be able to better relay the relevant information to those seeking assistance from the centre.

Socso Miri manager Griffin Francis Manggie and Miri PKR Youth chief Steve Teo were also present.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/08/28/71-charged-for-failing-to-register-workers-with-socso/