There have been loud demands from the public to make changes to the current Employment Act 1955 (“Act”) due to concerns that the current law is not comprehensive to provide sufficient protection to employees. As of October 2018, the Ministry of Human Resources has finally released a list of proposed amendments to the current law. According to Human Resource Minister, YB Kulasegaran, the law is expected to pass in the first quarter of 2019. This is part of the ministry effort to increase the standard of labour practices in Malaysia. He is also warning employers that there will be stiffer penalties for employers that clout the law. More importantly, is that once the amendments passed; it will have a significant bearing on employers. Employers would have to review the current employment contract to ensure that it is updated and not breaching the updated law and among other things, there could be a significant impact on the overall operational cost of business due to additional benefits.
This workshop to enable delegates to have a holistic understanding of current employment laws, from drafting employment contracts to the proper method of terminating an employee whilst mitigating being taken to the Industrial Courts. The workshop will cover an in-depth overview of all current issues commonly faced by employers covering topics such as drafting of a fool-proof employment contract, handbooks, how to deal with misconduct and poor performance, sexual harassment, misconduct, domestic inquiries, transfer of employees and even separation schemes, redundancy and retrenchment.
- Examine the complexities in employment contracts
- Deal with poor performance, misconduct and other disciplinary issues
- Understand how the amended employment law will impact the current employment contract
- Review the employment right on the transfer of undertaking