Work

The Outcome of Unlawful Dismissal

When you serve your employee termination letter, the next 60 days are always the hot waiting period because you’ll be waiting for an indication from the Industrial Relations (IR) Department whereby each time ‘Abang POS Laju’ comes by and delivers parcels, you’d wonder if there are any “love-letters” included! Why are employers concerned about unlawful dismissal claims? This is because the liability of terminating an employee is an expected outcome

Ladies, Should We Put Our Family Planning on Hold? – Part Two

We discussed that female employees shouldn’t be discriminated in employment on the grounds of gender as Article 8 states that everyone are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection of the law. Moreover, Malaysia ratified CEDAW in the year 1995 which is a treaty that spells out women’s rights and the need for national legislation to protect such rights. But do take note that Article 8 doesn’t prohibit

Ladies, Should We Put Our Family Planning on Hold? – Part One

To answer this big question, there is no absolute definitive conclusion that one could derive. It’s not uncommon for female candidates to lie when the interviewer bombs us with a question on family planning. Who wouldn’t? Especially if the role has potential career progress! However, there will come a time when we start thinking of the right time to start a family. Some few concerns which we may have are

No hijab! No prayers! “RACIST” Practice By Employers

Recently, a screenshot of a WhatsApp message which went viral on social media had initiated fury among social media users. The incriminating WhatsApp message had caused JD Sports Malaysia to be under fire after an outlet supervisor barred its Muslim employees to go on their prayer breaks. Muslim employees were forbidden from their prayer breaks or they would need to hand in their resignation letters. Outraged netizens claimed it as

Understanding the Concept of Constructive Dismissal 2

Section 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967 states that “where a workman … considers that he has been dismissed without just cause or excuse by his employer, he may make representations in writing to the Director General to be reinstated in his former employment; the representations may be filed at the office of the Director General nearest to the place of employment from which the workman was dismissed.” In

Employers’ Check List in Preparation for EIS 1

2018 will be the rise of new statutory obligation in the employee-employer relationship through the Employment Insurance System (EIS) or ‘Sistem Insurans Pekerjaan (SIP)’.  Starting with the wages of employees for the month of January 2018, all employers and employees are required to contribute a total of 0.4% out of the assumed monthly wages for EIS. This system is introduced by the Malaysian Government to provide workers who lost their

Understanding the Concept of Constructive Dismissal 1

Section 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967 states that “where a workman … considers that he has been dismissed without just cause or excuse by his employer, he may make representations in writing to the Director General to be reinstated in his former employment; the representations may be filed at the office of the Director General nearest to the place of employment from which the workman was dismissed.” In

Singaporean Gen Y finance professionals loyal to their employers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new study launched today by the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) reveals that nearly half of Gen Y professionals in the Singaporean financial services industry (FSI) expect to remain with their current employer for at least three years or more. This bucks the prevailing stereotype which suggests that Gen Y employees are likely to be job hoppers with poor organisational loyalty. The AIF

The Hotelier’s Story 11

CS Lim is the Finance Director of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort and he is also the National Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Malaysia, who has played a major role in representing the state and highlighting hospitality issues on the central level.  We had a little chat with him about his background and inspiration for new entrants into the hospitality industry. Brief background I have 24 years of

Daddy is Entitled to Paternity Leave (too)?

A new policy had been implemented by the CIMB Bank Bhd. (CIMB) whereby the Bank introduced paid paternity leave for a month to its employees. It was done with the intention to enable parents to spend more time with their family members and share the responsibility of welcoming a new birth. IKEA also introduced one month of paid paternity leave across its stores to enable new fathers to care for