Refers to an employer who has employed an employee directly to work for him. The employer is responsible for the payment of wages and all the service matters of the employee.
Refers to an employer who works for a principal employer or undertakes part of the work of the principal employer by way of a sub-contract. The immediate employer has direct control of the employees employed by him.
The principal and immediate employer who employs one or more employees is required to register and contribute monthly to SOCSO for all employees under the Employees’ Social Security Act, 1969 (henceforth refer as Act). The principal employer is also liable to ensure all employees employed by the immediate employer have been registered and their contributions have been paid.