View Full Version : company refuses to pay me salary for June and July

01-07-2005, 10:18 AM
I tendered my resignation in the middle of June with 1 month notice (still in probation period), and I only found out today that my boss had planned to tell me verbally next Monday (July 4) that the company will not be paying me my salary for June and July.

This is because I was asked to sign a training bond, but later the training never happened. I believe the company realizes this, because when I asked for my salary to be paid, my boss told me that they will not pay my salary unless I agree to sign another letter admitting that I owe them an amount equal to training bond.

Can I ask what options I have in this situation? My salary is above RM1500. Should I go to the MTUC, or the Industrial Relations Department?

Sincerely appreciate any advise given!

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01-07-2005, 10:37 AM
don't sign anything further no matter what they say. Did you sign a training bond? if you have and no training was given, than you can fight for the salary. you need to prove that training was not given. Did they specify the type of training? If you have worked the month of June and July, they should pay you for those two months. Ask them clearly why they refuse to pay and ask for a black and white. Head to the Labour department if you still feel you have been denied salary.

Joe Gomez
01-07-2005, 10:41 PM
It is worth paying a visit to the Industrial Relations Department in Putrajaya.
Address :

Industrial Relations Department
Level 4, Block D3, Parcel D
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 W.P. Putrajaya
In the meanwhile take aroki's advise ... dont sign anything else.
R u aware that on-the-job training is also training ?
What r the T & C ( other than yr salary ) under which u were taken in ?
Do the T & C's specify what consitutes training?
What are the obligations of the company & you, the trainee ?

A lot of questions my friend.
Talk to a lawyer friend.
Even some high ranking, long serving union guys/gals cld offer some useful advise.
EVen if it is not to get the salary .... at least to know what your exposure, obligations and consequences are.

02-07-2005, 11:08 AM
You should read yr letter of offer again and see the terms of conditions of employment. If the condition was that you should attend training then you should have attended the training. If the circumstances was such that the company cancelled the training and you did not attend, then its not yr liability. Another thing is the notice, the defination of one month notice, is month one calender month or 30 days? They can manipulate this defination when you are in court. They might argue that notice was not proper and as such yr salary is held back as leiu or notice. Confirm with your boss whether it is accepted as adequate notice, get the Hr to sign on copy as 'accepted'.