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

Practical 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.

Cases Highlight

YAN XIA v. MCC OVERSEAS (M) SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
PARAMALINGAM J DORAISAMY
AWARD NO. 704 OF 2022 [CASE NO: 22/4-1858/19]
20 APRIL 2022


SIVAKUMAR PALANIANDY v. TEKNICAST SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
SYED NOH SAID NAZIR
AWARD NO. 932 OF 2022 [CASE NO. 21/4-2659/20]
23 MAY 2022

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Article Highlight

RISING COST OF LIVING SENDING JOHOREANS BACK TO SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE
Employment

Rising cost of living sending Johoreans back to Singapore
The majority of locals who returned to Johor when the border with Singapore was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have gone back to the island republic. Johor business groups say the locals decided to seek employment in Singapore again for various reasons, including the rising cost of living in Malaysia. Johor Indian Muslim Entre-preneur Association (Perusim) secretary Hussein Ibrahim said only a small group of people remained in Johor.

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GOVT OPENS UP MORE SECTORS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS FROM INDIA

MALAYSIA
Employment

Government opens up more sectors for foreign workers from India
Malaysia has agreed to open up more sectors for foreign workers from India, says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. “Recently, the Home Affairs Ministry and Human Resources Ministry joint committee have approved other sectors,” he said briefly while answering questions from lawmakers during the tabling of the Employees' Social Security (Amendment) 2022 Bill in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (July 21).

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Global Media Reports

ASEAN

Police, fair employment watchdog looking into allegations against NOC's Sylvia Chan
straitstimes.com | Friday, October 22, 2021
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PSP's foreign talent policy proposals will hurt Singapore’s competitiveness, drive costs up, say SMEs, economists
Malay Mail | Monday, September 20, 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — The Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) proposals on foreign talent policy and ways to reduce competition for jobs will hurt the cou...

WORLD

Retired Hong Kong actor Frankie Ng in the news over low pay offered at his Shenzhen restaurant
Malay Mail | Monday, November 22, 2021
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Australian fruit farmers face harvest headache
Malay Mail | Sunday, November 21, 2021
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