I have always believed that by writing about the law and related topics, I am not only sharing knowledge with others, but also richly expanding and deepening my own understanding of the topics I write about. This is why I have been consistently publishing my legal writings from my early days of practice, going back 18 years now.
Today, we have launched a Guide to Malaysian Employment Law. This Guide will be hosted on a standalone page on The Malaysian Lawyer, and is a one-stop introductory guide to Malaysian employment law, including categorised links to employment law articles I have published on The Malaysian Lawyer.
The topics in the Guide have been selected based on feedback from in-house counsel and HR professionals, and cover the usual high-level background legal information they would like to have on-hand, particularly as professionals from other jurisdictions considering employment issues in Malaysia.
The Guide will be constantly-evolving, and its contents will be updated from time-to-time. Please share the Guide with others who may find it useful, and leave a comment if you have any feedback, or requests or suggestions for other employment law issues that should be covered.
The launch version of the Guide covers the following topics:
- General information
- Employer legal entity requirements
- Pre-employment considerations
- Options for engagement
- Employment contracts, policies, and other documentation
- Probationary periods
- Other employment policies
- Minimum wage
- Minimum employment rights, and standard terms and conditions
- Hours of work
- Overtime payments
- Public holidays
- Annual leave
- Sick leave
- Maternity leave
- Paternity leave
- Minimum retirement age
- Data privacy
- Employee transfers in sale of assets/business transactions
- Termination of employment
- Termination notice
- Severance payments
- Poor performance dismissals
- Mutually-agreed separations
- Post-termination restrictions
- Unfair dismissal claims