Employment and Industrial Relations Law Malaysia, 2nd Edition


  • Publication Date: May – 2023
  • Author: Dato’ Thavalingam C Thavarajah & Raymond TC Low
  • ISBN: 9789672875185
  • Format: Softcover
  • Country: Malaysia
”This edition includes discussions on significant employment and industrial relations law revisions made up to and including 31 January 2023”. 
Category: Product ID: 9216


Employment and Industrial Relations Law Malaysia, 2nd Edition allows readers to understand and grasp the law, principles, and practices underpinning the complex Malaysian labor system. Featuring discussions on pertinent issues that IR and HR professionals face in their day-to-day work, this resource also focuses on compliance and practice, serving as a useful guide for industry practitioners. This edition includes discussions on significant employment and industrial relations law revisions made up to and including 31 January 2023.

Key Features: 

  • Commentaries focusing on all legal principles, case laws, and statutes as well as the practical aspects of the field of Employment and Industrial Relations Law
  • Content is presented in an easy-to-understand format
  • Extensive cross-referencing, indexing, and finding aids

Table of contents
Chapter 1 Roles of Recruitment and Termination
Chapter 2 Resignation
Chapter 3 Law On Dismissal
Chapter 4 Retrenchment
Chapter 5 Business Closure and Change in Business Ownership
Chapter 6 Other Types of Termination
Chapter 7 Coping with Courts and Tribunals
Chapter 8 Trade Unions and Industrial Relations
Chapter 9 Compensation Remedies in Industrial Law
Chapter 10 Data Protection and Privacy in Employment


About the Authors

1) Dato’ Thavalingam C. Thavarajah was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, prior to which he was admitted as a Barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn. He practiced in three of the largest legal firms in Malaysia, namely Shearn Delamore & Co., Zaid Ibrahim & Co., and Messrs. Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.

Dato’ Thavalingam has authored, co-authored, and contributed to numerous publications, inter alia, ‘Employment Termination Law & Practice Malaysia’, ‘A Practical Guide’, ‘Employment & Industrial Relations Law Malaysia’, ‘Retrenchment Law and Procedure in Malaysia’, ‘Constructive Dismissal — Commentaries and Cases’, ‘Employment Law Asia (Malaysian Chapter)’ as well as the volume on the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Trade Unions Act 1959 in the Annotated Statutes of Malaysia series.

He has been consistently recognized and ranked as a leading practitioner by Euromoney, the In-House Community, The Legal 500, Chambers, and Asialaw. In 2010 and 2011, Dato’ Thavalingam was honored by ILO through the ILO Client Choice Awards in London.

Dato’ Thavalingam has also been involved in the restructuring of government-linked companies and acted as senior counsel in a number of high-profile employment disputes which have been reported in the media.

2) Raymond is a Partner at Shearn Delamore & Co.
– Raymond believes in two pillars that are the foundation of his legal practice – Integrity and Simplicity.
– For over 23 years, he has been an employment litigator and advisor on all matters relating to employment and industrial relations law.
– He was commended by an Industrial Court Chairman in a written judgment “for putting his heart and soul into fighting the case for his client.”
– Raymond is also an author of many legal textbooks on employment law in Malaysia and is consistently a ranked lawyer in many published global legal rankings.
– Raymond is currently a board member and Next Gen global Co-chair of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), a prestigious network of international labor lawyers.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 30 × 15 cm


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