ALOR STAR: The Social Security Organisation has issued RM248,000 in compounds fines to 43 employers in the state between January and June this year.
State Socso director Ismail Abi Hashim said the compound fines were levied after the companies failed to make their contributions on time.
Besides issuing the compound notices, a total of RM851,000 in arrears of Socso contributions were recovered from the errant companies.
"We will not tolerate companies which fail to carry out their responsibility by defaulting in their contributions," Ismail said at a reward handing over ceremony.
Present was Bakar Bata state assemblyman and State Umno liaison committee deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah
Ismail said the organisation had conducted checks on 2,519 employers within the same period and would complete its inspection on 29,548 companies in the state soon.
He added there are 653,385 employees registered with Socso in Kedah.
Earlier, during the ceremony, Ahmad handed over a total of RM300,000 of compensation to 28 recipients. - NST.