Company’s Guide to Retrenchment in Malaysia

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Authors: Mannvir Baljit Singh, & Marcus Lee Min Lun
ISBN: 9786297527840
Publication Date:
 June 2024
Format: DUO (Print & Proview eBook)
Country: Malaysia


Category: Product ID: 11618


This essential handbook serves as a complete guide designed to aid Malaysian companies in the complex process of conducting retrenchment exercises. It provides the basic principles of employment law in Malaysia, focusing on the intricacies of retrenchment, including justifications, procedures and legal obligations.

This book is an invaluable resource for human resource professionals, in-house counsel and industrial relations managers who are tasked with preparing and implementing a retrenchment process within their organisations.

This guidebook should benefit employers to stay compliant with Malaysian employment law during retrenchment, making informed decisions with a clear understanding of justifications and procedures for retrenchment, as well as conducting the retrenchment process with confidence. The best practices included in the text will certainly prove beneficial in ensuring the smooth execution of retrenchment.

Key features:
– Provides fundamental overview of the laws and principles governing retrenchment.
– Explores various alternatives for consideration by employers before proceeding with retrenchment.
– Discusses the legal requirements and good industrial relations practices that must be adhered to during the retrenchment process.
– Emphasises the importance of maintaining human connections and handling the emotional and psychological aspects of retrenchment.
– Addresses constructive dismissal and performance issues, providing guidance on how to differently treat retrenchment, constructive dismissal, forced resignation, frustration of contract as well as termination due to poor performance.
– Elaborates on the impact of the latest amendments to the Employment Act 1955.
– Provides complete sample of Borang Pemberhentian Kerja, a crucial document for the execution of retrenchment procedures.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Justifications for Retrenchment
Chapter 3 Redundancy
Chapter 4 The Applicable Laws and Principles
Chapter 5 Alternatives to Retrenchment
Chapter 6 Legal Obligations and Good Industrial Relations Practices
Chapter 7 Human Connections
Chapter 8 Constructive Dismissal, Forced Resignation, Frustration of Contract and Poor Performance
Appendix 1 Amendments to the Employment Act 1955
Appendix 2 Borang Pemberhentian Kerja

About the Authors:

Mannvir Baljit Singh is a legal professional specialising in employment and industrial relations litigation, with experience in unfair dismissal and union disputes. He holds a law degree from Cardiff University, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Sydney. Mannvir has regularly appeared in a wide range of complex and high-value civil and commercial disputes before the appellate courts. He also holds professional qualifications in arbitration and has published in various legal journals.

Marcus Lee Min Lun is an experienced Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He practises employment law at his own firm, Messrs Marcus Lee. With a law degree from the University of Malaya, he has a rich legal background, including as a legal researcher for a government committee. He previously co-authored Undang-undang Media di Malaysia published by Thomson Reuters in 2020.



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