Maimunah's ColumnMaimunah 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.
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Guide to the Employment Act 1955All 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 SystemThe 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 ManagementPractical HR Management provides insight into topics such as hiring, firing, privacy, discrimination, sexual harassment and more. It features real scenarios and insightful commentary from leading industry experts and employment law practitioners. Discover techniques you can use to engage your employees in your workforce to drive results for both your organization and your employees. Find answers to your employee problems from practitioners who face the same labour and HR challenges you have every day.
J MATHEW MIRANDA v. BAHTERA GLOKAL SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
NOOR RUWENA MOHD NURDIN
AWARD NO. 1 OF 2018 [CASE NO: 12/4-115/16]
2 JANUARY 2018
KHOO KIM LOANG v. KIM SIAH ELECTRIC CO SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
TAN GHEE PHAIK
AWARD NO. 137 OF 2018 [CASE NO: 13/4-1653/16]
12 JANUARY 2018
FAIR WORK COMMISSION ORDERS ALLEGED SEX OFFENDER TO BE REINSTATED PENDING OUTCOME OF COURT CASE
AUSTRALIAEmploymentDriver wins job back; reason for arrest 'not related to his employment'A DELIVERY driver facing sexual assault charges has won an unfair dismissal case and will be reinstated despite concerns female colleagues felt “uncomfortable” working him. Darwin man Thomas Lynch was sacked by Reward Hospitality in October last year, having been suspended without pay since July after being released on bail following his arrest in May. The NT News reports Mr Lynch has been committed to stand trial in August on sexual assault, aggravated assault and threat to kill charges, which he intends to defend.EMPLOYMENT ACT TO BE AMENDED TO COVER WORKERS EARNING MORE THAN S$4,500
SINGAPORELegislationEmployment Act will be extended to cover all employees; changes likely tabled in SeptemberAbout 430,000 more professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) will be covered under the Employment Act when it is amended to remove the S$4,500 salary cap, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say in Parliament on Monday (Mar 5). "The exceptions are public servants, domestic workers and seafarers who are covered separately, such as by other Acts due to their nature of work," Mr Lim added in his ministry's Committee of Supply debate.
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