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A comparative study on laws on migrant workers in Malaysia and South Korea

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Title A comparative study on laws on migrant workers in Malaysia and South Korea
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Author(English)

Choi, Jiyeon; Bidin, Aishah

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[Sejong, South Korea]:Korea Legislation Research Institute

Date 2016-10
Series Title; No International Legal Collaboration Research / 16-18-1
Pages 86
Subject Country Malaysia(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Social Development < Population
Social Development < Employment
Holding Korea Legislation Research Institute
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Ⅰ. Purpose and Scope of Research
□ Assessment of the prevailing issues governing migrant workers in Malaysia and South Korea are provided, along with introduction of important recent changes on legislation.
□ Analysis of legal framework and administration of foreign labor policy is conducted.
□ Suggestions for law and policy changes to strengthen labor migrant governance are stated.

Ⅱ. Contents
□ Laws on Migrant Workers in Malaysia
○ Malaysia is a top destination country for migrant workers in Southeast Asia with more than 3 million migrant worker population, while a half remain as undocumented. Widespread labor rights violations across various industries are reported.
○ Policies and legislation have generally remained ad hoc responding to immediate needs of labor.
○ Major issues of terms and conditions of work are regulated by the Employment Act and the Workman Compensation’s Act, overseen by the Labor Department. Issues regarding relations between employers and workers are covered by the Industrial Relations Act, while labor unions are regulated by the Trade Union Act. (The rest omitted)