Dear MECA Members;
In view of the recent win by Team JDT (one of the local state football team in Malaysia) in Malaysia Super League Cup, the Johor State Government has declared today (26/6/14) a Public Holiday today to commemorate their victory. The link is as below:
As such, MECA would like to advice on the following as below:
"As this is a state declared holiday, it is not compulsory to be observed unless companies in the state of Johor state in their handbook that they will observe "all public holidays" gazetted. If they don't have such a statement in their handbook or policies, they can choose to observe or not. If they have such a provision, then they have to observe but they can still insist on employees working today and instead give them another day as a substituted holiday.
Thank you and have a nice day.