Malaysia is a tourism hotspot with rich cultural diversity, and an established economic superpower among the ASEAN countries.
For over half a century, the Malaysian economy has experienced significant economic growth, driven by gains in the mining, tourism, commerce, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing industries in particular. Kuala Lumpur is now home to a burgeoning tech sector with a strong base of digital talent and highly skilled services professionals.
This Southeast Asian nation is a prime destination for employers looking for quality team members, and many businesses establish an Asian hub in the city affectionately know as KL.
32,730,000 (est. 2020)
Malaysia is rapidly gaining recognition as a growing hub for tech talent in Southeast Asia. The country boasts a burgeoning community of skilled software developers, engineers, and IT professionals. Malaysian universities are producing graduates with strong technical expertise, and cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang are witnessing a surge in tech startups and innovation hubs. Malaysia's strategic location, supportive government policies, and a lower cost of living compared to some neighboring countries make it an attractive destination for tech companies and entrepreneurs. Malaysian tech talent is known for its versatility, innovation, and ability to work on a global scale, contributing significantly to the country's emergence as a prominent player in the regional and global tech industry.
Looking to employ workers in Malaysia? Companies hiring in Malaysia must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.
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Employment regulations in Malaysia are spelled out across several government statutes such as:
Put together, these regulations define the protections and rights applicable to Malaysia’s workforce of 16 million.
Employees in Malaysia enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.
Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off.
To employ workers in Malaysia, contact Outstaffer to learn more about your options.
Malaysia, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time workers differently and there are specific risks associated with contractor misclassification.
Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country
Outstaffer supports our clients by offering competitive benefits packages that will help you attract and retain the best talent across the globe! Our benefits specialists have done the research on norms and requirements in each local market and have crafted packages that will allow your employees to thrive, no matter what country they live in.
Our benefits packages in Malaysia are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:
Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offenses and employees reserve the right to dispute their dismissal as unfair.