Understanding The Malaysian Employment Act

Understanding The Malaysian Employment Act

At the end of the program participants are able to:

  • Understand the correct interpretation of the relevant Employment Law
  • Be aware of the latest Labour Acts and Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021
  • Know how to avoid ‘breaching’ the Employment legislations and Employees Contracts
  • Understand the difference between Contract of Service and Contract for Service
  • Compute Benefits accurately in compliance with the latest amendments
  • Comply with the relevant Malaysian Employment Act 1955

Course Description

Managers are required to have the knowledge of the Malaysian Employment Act, to assist their decision making with regard to termination, dismissal, maternity protection, recruitment and other Management matters. On 25 October 2021, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 (“Bill”) was tabled before Parliament for first reading. Proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 (“EA”) have been long overdue; the Bill tabled differs substantially from its first iteration uploaded on the Ministry of Human Resources’ website in 2018. Some of the salient changes proposed to the Employment Act 1955 (“the Act”) through the Bill.

Therefore, this is a day workshop will give managers a latest understanding of HR practices and Malaysian Employment Law. This programme is also customized to cultivate the necessary awareness for all Managers to be well equipped with the rights and parameters of both the employer and employees. Employers should continue to monitor developments on the Bill; if passed in its current form, employers will have to face additional obligations and added uncertainties. Employers should stay ahead of the Bill and examine whether their existing policies can comfortably surpass the minimum requirements under the proposed amended Employment Act.


Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction And Employer’s Obligations

Module 2 – Employment

Module 3 – Wages

Module 4 – Employee Benefits

Module 5 – Termination of Employment

Module 6 : The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021



TIME9:00AM – 5:00PM

VENUE:  Remote Online Training ( zoom online platform )