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Training bonds

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:29:54 PM  (Last updated: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:22:08 PM)


Would like to know if employers have a legal right to bond employees for a certain period of time (lets say 6 months to 1 year) for trainings provided by the employer (both internal & external trainings), irrespective of the training costs? Is this a normal practice for Malaysian companies?

Please advice. Thank you.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:38:42 PM

This is allowed and is common. If the employee doesn't want to be bonded they are free to not go for the training. 

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:16:38 PM

How about as promise will provide training but end up nothing but the employee also need to be bonded? or pay the penalty fees?

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:17:24 PM

I don't think there will be such a case. If there's training provided then on what ground the employer want to bond you and not to mention compensation. It doesn't make any sense. 

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:09:06 PM

i copy from the agreement,


Failing to adhere the above undertakings and bonding will incur a penalty of Rm15,000 per person. 


After 1 year service, the employee may terminate this employment by giving a 2 months written notice, failing which, a penalty of two months salary will be imposed.


if you are given the training program even two days training and upon completion of each level of teacher's training provided by our company, you will be bonded for a period of 1 year contract with us. Should you terminate this employment contract before your bonding periods ends,you are required to compensate the amount including any other related expenses incurred for the training.

is this according to the labour law?

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:22:08 PM

There's no law regarding "Bonding Agreement" in the labour law. The agreement is solely between you and your employer. If you don't agree with the T&C, then you shouldn't go for the training.

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