Apparently we have a close/reopen tennis match with If my company can't make payroll on time, do I still have to work out my notice period?
It was reopened following edits but I'd like to understand how the following is not a legal question:
If my employer doesn't pay me on time, am I still bound by my notice period? Or does this constitute breach of contract which will allow me to dissolve the contract without notice period?
It's been discussed that questions of a legal nature that an HR pro can answer are on topic. But that's already been done by the OP when stated:
Malaysian employment law states that companies have to pay salaries no more than 7 days after the end of the month.
What the OP is asking is for an interpretation of the law. That's what lawyers do and only lawyers can do.
I'm a strong opponent of closing questions just because something has the word 'law' in it but in this case, the OP is actually asking us to give an interpretation of the law, not what the law says.
So convince me. How is that question on topic and why should it remain open?