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.
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NOR AWALLIZAN DOLLAH v. ZURICH GENERAL INSURANCE MALAYSIA BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
PARAMALINGAM J DORAISAMY
AWARD NO. 1784 OF 2022 [CASE NO: 22/4-1670/21]
15 AUGUST 2022
ROS AZAMAN OTHMAN v. NAMTECH PRIMA SDN BHD (Formerly known as Tokheim Guardian Venture Sdn Bhd)
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
AWARD NO. 1964 OF 2022 [CASE NO: 20/4-91/19]
5 SEPTEMBER 2022
OLDER WORKERS PULL SOUTH KOREA JOBLESS RATE DOWN TO RECORD LOW
South Korea's unemployment rate has fallen back to a record low, data showed on Wednesday, mainly due to increased employment among people aged 60 and over, and as shrinking exports and a sluggish housing market have yet to significantly hit payrolls. The unemployment rate was 2.6 per cent in February versus 2.9 per cent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, matching a record low also touched in August, showed data from Statistics Korea.SINGAPORE RETRENCHMENTS DOUBLED AT END 2022
Despite total employment returning to pre-pandemic levels, the number of retrenchments in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22) between October and December doubled to 2,990 from the 1,300 in 3Q22. However, fewer jobs were cut in the second half of 2022 – 890 – than expected in the information and communications sector, which covers technology firms. Manpower Minister Tan See Leng told Parliament last November that firms in the sector had reported 1,270 layoffs within four-and-a-half months from July 2022. The earlier figure was derived from mandatory retrenchment notifications that firms could submit ahead of planned job cuts, a Ministry of Manpower spokesman said on Wednesday at a briefing on the finalised fourth quarter labour market report.
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