Social Security Organisation (Socso) has been around for so long and even then there are empoyers who seemed to be in denial about their existence. Or at least about RM100,000 worth of denial last month.
As a matter of fact, that was the amount the organisation collected in compounds last month from employers who failed to register their employees with the organisation.
Socso senior general manager Dr Mohamed Azman Aziz Mohamed was quoted in the media reports as saying that during the nationwide operation against errant employers, 431 out of 1,455 employers screened did not register their eligible employees. He said they were compounded RM500 for each unregistered employee.
“We want to raise awareness among employers on the importance of registering their workers with us to ensure that their welfare is taken care of,” he said.
Good. Let's hope there will be more such operations.