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Manual Labour

Hoo
Member
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:35:38 AM  (Last updated: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 04:38:32 PM)
Hi Could anyone share what job is classified under Manual Labour? Is warehousing job considered manual.Appreciate your sharing.
KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 02:35:40 PM

It depends on what type of jobs and nature of the jobs in the warehouse. For those who are labourers, forklift drivers and those who are doing physical work are manual workers while those like clerks, managers are not manual. The Employment Act does not list out who are manual labour and who are not.

Hoo
Member
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 03:36:29 PM
HiThank you so much for your prompt reply.Will just like to further clarify:1. For warehouse employees who do packing / unpacking / loading but do not drive the forklift will be deemed as not manual worker?2. For warehouse employees whose salary is above the labor law but drive the forklift will still be covered under the labor law?Thank you
KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 04:38:32 PM

1. They are surely manual labour.

2. Forklift drivers even with salary more than RM2000 are still covered by the Employment Act.

You can always consult the Labour Department whenever you have some questions to ask.

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