[WATCH] Fixing minimum allowance for pupils may affect small firms, Bar president says
SETTING a minimum wage for pupils in chambers may be counter productive as it does not take into consideration the financial capacity of smaller law firms, Bar Council president Karen Cheah said.
She said that allowances between smaller and bigger states may also differ due to different cost of living.
“We need to take a step back and be circumspect when we approach the issue,” Cheah said in an interview.
In March, a motion seeking to compel legal firms to pay pupils a minimum allowance of RM1,200 was shot down at the Malaysian Bar’s annual general meeting. – May 21, 2022.