KUANTAN | A total 63 investigation papers have been opened against 45 employers from the manufacturing and services sector in Pahang from January to Oct 7 this year.

State Labour Department director Pezman Che Hussin said the aim was to eventually charge the offenders in court.

He said among the cases filed include failure to keep a list of registered employees and not providing annual, general and sick leave.

He said there were also cases where employers failed to report the employment of foreign workers within 14 days and failed to pay salaries within the stipulated date.

“The department has carried out checks on 2,196 employers from 1,240 premises from both the manufacturing and services sectors.

“There are 144 more premises that we plan to inspect,” he told a press conference today.

Elaborating on the complaints received this year, Pezman said a total of 143 cases were from workers and members of the public.

Of those cases, he said 127 complaints were in regards to leave and salary, which the department successfully managed to solve within 30 days.

“The Labour Department plans to further strengthen enforcement to solve problems faced and ensure the welfare of workers is protected.