Malaysia's Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has reaffirmed that registered employers categorised within 63 sub-sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are exempted from paying the human resources development (HRD) levy for a period of six months effective from April 2020 to September 2020.

Employers are required to commence payment of the September 2020 levy contribution on or before 15 October 2020.

This six-month levy exemption applies to employers from 63 sub-sectors stipulated under the following sectors:

  • Manufacturing sector
  • Services sector 
  • Mining and quarrying sector

This was confirmed in a new Facebook post by HRDF:

https://www.facebook.com/hrdfofficial/photos/pcb.10158775934233130/10158775934133130

This initiative is expected to support over 30,000 of the Fund’s registered employers during this difficult period.

Lead photo / HRDF's Facebook

Human Resources Online is on Telegram! Follow us @humanresourcesonline or click here for all the latest weekly HR and manpower news from around the region.