Maimunah's Column

Maimunah Aminuddin is a retired Professor from the Faculty of Business Management, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with vast experience in the areas of management and human resources. She is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) with expertise in the areas of employment, labour and industrial relations laws. She has authored numerous publications in the aforesaid areas, such as the Essentials of Employment and Industrial Relations (2009) and Termination of Employment - Understanding the Process, which was revised in 2012 and is in its 2nd Edition. Her latest book, the Employment Law Manual for Practitioners, was published in October 2013.

Queries and comments may be sent to the columnist at letters@mylawbox.com with the sender’s full name and e-mail address.

Guide to the Employment Act 1955

All employers who employ people to work in Peninsular Malaysia must comply with the Employment Act 1955. This key piece of labour legislation applies mostly to workers earning not more than RM2,000 per month, but also, since the 2012 amendments, includes sections which apply to all employees. The topics in the Guide are offered in alphabetical order and are written in a manner that they can be understood by readers without legal training. Each topic is divided into sub-headings in the form of questions. All sections of the Act are included but with particular emphasis on Absence from Work, Annual Leave, Coverage of Scope of the Act, Foreign Employees, the Labour Court, Maternity Leave, Sexual Harassment and Wages. The relevant section in the Act is listed and examples of court judgements are provided. The Guide also provides a brief overview of the Labour Ordinances of Sabah and Sarawak and the Employment (Part-time Employees) Regulations 2010.

Guide to the Industrial Relations System

The Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Trade Unions Act 1959, together create the boundaries for the industrial relations system. Employers, employees and trade unions throughout Malaysia are required to comply with these two Acts. The Guide provides topics in alphabetical order which explain and illustrate by case examples the requirements of the two Acts. All sections of the Acts are included, with emphasis on Collective Bargaining, Collective Agreements, Functions of the Department of Industrial Relations, Functions of the Department of Trade Unions, Penalties, Pickets, Recognition of a Trade Union, Role of the Minister of Human Resources, Strikes, Trade Disputes and Trade Unions. Each topic is divided into sub-topics for easy reading.

Practical HR Management

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Cases Highlight

DALIA ASH’ARI v. MALAYSIA AIRPORTS (NIAGA) SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
PARAMALINGAM J DORAISAMY
AWARD NO. 178 OF 2020 [CASE NO: 22(4)(22)/4-503/19]
20 JANUARY 2020


INA MELIESA HASSIM v. MALAYSIA AIRLINES BERHAD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
SYED NOH SAID NAZIR
AWARD NO. 394 OF 2020 [CASE NO: 21(31)(20)/4-957/18]
14 FEBRUARY 2020

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Article Highlight

COVID-19: SIX MONTH EXEMPTION FOR OVER 30,000 EMPLOYERS
Employment
Six-month levy exemption for employers registered with Human Resource Development Fund
More than 30,000 employers registered with the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) will be given a six-month levy exemption from April to September. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pix) in a statement yesterday said the initiative was a government effort to safeguard the welfare and alleviate the burdens of employers and the people as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, while ensuring that the local labour market remained resilient.

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LOGISTICS COMPANY FIRST TO BE FINED FOR MAKING FALSE DECLARATION ON FAIR HIRING
SINGAPORE
Employment
Logistics company fined S$18k, banned from hiring foreign employees for two years
A logistics company has been fined S$18,000 for falsely declaring in its work pass application that it had considered local candidates fairly in order to hire a foreigner for a job position. Ti2 Logistics was also banned from hiring foreign employees for two years, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a news release on Tuesday (Mar 10). The work pass of the foreign employee hired for the position has been revoked. The company’s sole director Francis Chiang, who is in charge of recruitment, pleaded guilty to one charge under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

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Global Media Reports

MALAYSIA

Bosses just can’t bear it no more
The Star | 08-Apr-2020
PETALING JAYA: Some employers have begun negotiating with their workers on various options including taking unpaid leave during the movement control o...

Prihatin Plus Stimulus Package
The Star | 08-Apr-2020
BELOW are some frequently asked questions relating to the Prihatin Plus Stimulus Package. Q: I am a micro-SME, is there a specific initiative for m...

ASEAN

Singapore employers urged to use Jobs Support Scheme to continue paying salaries
The Star | 09-Apr-2020
SINGAPORE, April 9 (The Straits Times/ANN) - Employers are strongly urged not to resort to retrenchment or prolonged no-pay leave to manage business c...

Coronavirus: 195 million workers' worth of labour to be wiped out from April to June, says ILO
Straits Times | 08-Apr-2020
BANGKOK - The coronavirus pandemic is expected to wipe out labour equivalent to that performed by 195 million full-time workers around the world from ...

WORLD

Trump needs a get-America-back-to-work team
NY Post | 08-Apr-2020
President Trump is hinting at a second task force responsible for getting Americans back to work. Appoint it now, Mr. President. Don’t wait until the ...

McMaster issues statewide "at home or at work" mandate in new executive order
Fox Carolina | 07-Apr-2020
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – South Carolina’s governor on Monday announced a new executive order, a home or work mandate, that will require all South...

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