Employment Act with Recent Amendments

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Malaysian Export Academy
Academy of Human Resource Development

presents a One Day Workshop on





20 January 2014, (Mon), 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
23 January 2014, (Thurs), 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Ixora Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang


SBL / HRDF Claimable 


Certificate of attendance awarded for those who complete the course 



         The Employment Act 1955 forms the primary legislation ( Statute ) on employment in Malaysia, providing guidelines on minimum employment rules, within which to operate Businesses. Adherence to these minimum rules in various areas of benefits and code of legal conformance provided under this Act ensures good relationship development between employer and its employees. It is also structured to nurture growth, progress, industrial harmony, and competitiveness through continuous improvement through the Human Resource factor ( Kaizen in HR ) towards meeting Global standards.


        From 2007, the Human Resource Ministry had been studying and reviewing this  major Malaysian Employment law in an effort to keep up with Global Business competitiveness. The continuous amendments into these Labour Laws, particularly in 2012 have been aimed  to bring about improvements in areas of basic salary,  welfare, maternity leave, and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. These amendments ensures that equal protections are also accorded to foreign labour as well.


         Thus, it is imperative that all Business Enterprises in Malaysia, whether MNC’s or SME’s to have good understanding and grasp of these guidelines and benefits, which if applied well would enable good control, OR, alternatively, if not adhered well, will lead to unwarranted litigation, non-value added activities, sapping vital Company time and resources,  and consequential retrogressive impact on the Employer’s business. 




  • To provide invaluable guide for both employers and employees leading to good industrial harmony.


  • To enable operation managers ,executives as well as HR personnels to be well versed with the relevant sections of the Act,  to address or overcome  daily situational  issues in the most productive way directed towards the common interest of both parties. 


  • To achieve outstanding governance, which in turn will steer the Organization into leadership for employment within the industry they compete. 




Managers, Section Heads, HR personnels, Production Executives,, Supervisors, Line Leaders and anyone who has staffs reporting to them.





Morning session (0900hrs – 1030hrs)




  • The Employment Act  - General
  • Contract of Service & Contract for service dichotomy
  • Categories of employees covered
  • Principles and Contractors / Sub-contractors
  • Part - time employees ( with discussion on recent employment development )
  • Changes of terms less favorable 


MODULE 2 – Liability of payment through statutory requirement


  • Termination of Contract of Service
  • Notice of Termination / Termination without notice
  • Employee Misconduct and termination of contract


      -  For special reasons


  • Contract deemed broken - Section 15 (1) & ( 2 )


-          Effectiveness in termination – does the burden of prove really shift ?


  • CASE STUDY 2  -   i) CBT CASE - ( Group )


                                     ii) Absent for more than 2 days case ( Group )


( 1100hrs - 1300hrs session)


Payment of Wages  - with calculations shown for each area




  • Limitation  of Advances to be made to employees
  • Interests of Advances and Loans to Employees
  • Deduction allowable from Wages/ Limits on total deductions
  • Liability of Contractors & Principals – in supply of HR factor ( local & foreign) 


CASE STUDY 3 -  Short Notice / Abscond case - payment in lieu of notice


-          Deductions/ payment liability by either party/ withholding  wages pending clearance




  • Employment of Women – introduction and statutory guidelines
  • Maternity Leave and allowance – computation and limitations
  • Employment of Children and Young persons – statutory guidelines
  • Employment of Foreign Employees – recent developments
  • Employment of Domestic Servants


(1430hrs - 1530hrs session )




  • Power of DG to inquire  into complaints under Section 69 / 69A / 69B / 69 C /  69D
  • Procedure in DG’s inquiry - Section 70 to 82
  • Service of Summons - procedure under Part XV 




  • Employment Regulations 1957
  • Employment  ( Termination & Layoff  Benefits ) Regulations 1980
  • Notice period required for termination of Employment Contract
  • Non-entitlement for termination benefits – situations arising 


(1600hrs -  1730hrs session)


  • EMPLOYMENT ( Amendment ) Act 2012


                                           -  Payment of wages for domestic servant


                                           -  Amendment of Sect 31- Priority of Wages


                                           -  New Sect. 33A - information relating to supply of labour


                                           -  Section 37 – amendment to maternity leave


                                           - Section 60D  - additional Public Holiday


                                           -  Sexual harassment at Workplace( Principle amendment )


                                                     New Sect. 81A/81B/81C/81D/81E/81F


                                                 -  Offence by Body Corporate - New Sect. 101B


  • EMPLOYMENT ( Part-Time Employees) REGULATIONS  2010





MR KRISHNAN RAMASAMY graduated from University of London with a honors degree in Law (LL.B). He also holds an MBA (Human Resource) from Frederick Taylor International University, USA. He packs 25 years of industrial experience, combining both operations and HRM. He worked in 2 renowned multi-national Corporations of Motorola Semiconductor and the Samsung Group of Companies in Seremban.  Krishnan Ramasamy is a certified facilitator for 7 Habits of Highly effective People and Kepner Tregoe’s Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Program. He is also a certified PSMB Trainer.


In 1994, Krishnan Ramasamy led the Technical development Team to Pusan, South Korea, which Team subsequently played the key role in the expansion of manufacturing facilities in Malaysia. Between 1999 to 2002 he spearheaded the 6 Sigma Quality development Team for the Electron Gun Factory in Samsung's mission to excel in Quality through 6 sigma development for the Group. He is a 6 Sigma Green Belter. As one of the key resource person in Corporate training programs, he has been developed in various technical and leadership Trainings through exposure to Samsung Global programs in China, Germany, Singapore and South Korea.


From 2002 till 2005 Krishnan was identified to lead the Samsung Group HR Team, whose direction was to be the best employer in the country. During this period Krishnan led the Samsung Group in Training & Development. He was responsible for the Group annual TNA development, which application saw the Group excel in its CPT/CDT Product Quality and tremendous increase in productivity. This vast experience in Krishnan’s ability has precipitated in the combination of his Managerial, technical, process, HRM and legal experience into classic training programs. He has developed Training material to specifically expose conceptual idealism challenged in down to earth production floor realities; and has developed similar training programs applicable to other industries. These trainings have been tailored and developed so as to steer effective Management of resources and to meet current Global standards in every aspect of Quality, cost, delivery and product innovation. 


From 2006 till 2008 Krishnan worked as consultant and Trainer delivering his vast experience in sectors such as manufacturing, service, tourism, construction, education and the Public Sector. His training ability has seen him delivering training for a wide spectrum of Companies  in almost all states within Malaysia. He stresses requirement for continuous training as a compulsory need, which he professes all Companies should hold in meeting its management’s vision and goals. 


From 2009 to June 2010 Krishnan Ramasamy was the Human Resources Manager for Berjaya Redang Resort, Terengganu. His HRM experience coupled with Legal education and long years of Managing operations has enabled him to develop Training programs directed to lead Human Resource Development;  which he clearly cites as the key factor Organizations posses in its drive towards achieving administrative excellence. 


Between 2011 and 2012 Krishnan Ramasamy was employed by Kwantas Corporation, Sabah, as the Group’s  HR & Administration, covering these functions regionally in  Sabah, Sarawak and Indonesia. 




You can register by completing the enclosed form and faxing it to 03-7880 2817


RM 780.00 per person per day - SBL Claimable (include morning & afternoon tea break, lunch, notes and certificate of attendance)

Specific details

Cost HRDF Claimable
Start 2014-01-20
Duration (Days) 1
Venue Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Early Bird Discount No
Group Discount No
Who Should Attend Managers, Section Heads, HR personnels, Production Executives,, Supervisors, Line Leaders and anyone who has staffs reporting to them


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur