[Bukit Mertajam, 2-Day] Overview And Latest Update On Employment Act 1955
Course Information
  • 25-Oct-2022
  • Iconic Hotel, Bukit Mertajam
  • Brian Wee
  • English
  • RM 1590 RM 1470
    Until 07 Oct 2022
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

~ With Employment (Amendment) Act 2022

(i) CIDB Approved 20 CCD Points, (ii) Free PIPM Membership for eligible companies, (iii) Free After Training Support


Employment Act 1955 is the fundamental employment legislation in this country prescribing the statutory minimum standards of terms and conditions of employment. The Act enshrines the rights of both the employees and employers, and the obligations or responsibilities they are obliged to fulfil to have the legal protection. The scope of Employment Act 1955 only covers workers who are defined as “employees” under the Act. The Act is only applicable to West Malaysia and Labuan.

The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022  with amendments and new provisions to the principle Act will come into effect on 1 January 2023. It is important and of the benefits of the employers to comprehend fully the requirements as well as the implication of the new employment laws on the cost of wages, productivity, competiveness and other related subjects. This program is specially designed with an insight into the provisions of the current Employment Act 1955, and to update the participants regarding the amendments and new provisions contained in the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 so that proper planning and adjustment could be made for the compliance of the new or amended provisions as well as statutory procedural requirements.




At the end of this program, the participants will be able to
• Understand and apply the relevant provisions of the Act correctly

• Identify both the rights and obligations/responsibilities of the employers and employees
• Plan and get ready to embrace the changes and new statutory procedural requirements under the amended and new provisions

• Have proficiency and better exposure to the Act and also the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 for enhancing a more conducive and productive working environment
• Observe best practices in human resources management




• General Managers
• HR Managers/HR department personnel
• Those who are involving in Human Resources management
• Departmental managers and personnel who are responsible for man-power planning and labour cost related matters




Lecture, discussions, case studies & practical exercises



[05] DATE, TIME & FEE 

- Date:       25 - 26 October 2022 (Tue - Wed)

- Time:       9.00am - 5.00pm
- Venue:     Iconic Hotel, Bukit Mertajam

- CCD:        20 Points

- Approving Authority:  CIDB Malaysia (Construction Industry Development Board)

- Level:      Intermediate


Fee:  [HRD Corp Claimable]


- Early Bird Offer (7 Oct 2022)      -      RM1,470

- Special Offer (21 Oct 2022)       -          RM1,530

- Normal Price         -         RM1,590

>> Fee includes Course Notes, Lunches, Refreshments & Certificate of Completion and 6% Service Tax

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Day One


(A) An Insight into Some of the Current Provisions

• Scope of the Employment Act 1955
• Definition
• Validity of terms and conditions of service
• Contract of service
• Specified /unspecified period of contract
• Notice of termination of contract of service
• Termination of contract on ground of misconduct

• Due Inquiry and Dismissal, etc.
• System of paying wages
• Employment of women
• Maternity protection
• Weekly rest day
• Hours of work
• Overtime work and overtime payment, etc.
• Public holidays
• Annual leave
• Sick leave

Questions and Answers


Day Two


(B) Amendments/ New Provisions under the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022

• Amendment of section 2

   - Apprentices

• Amendment of section 4

   - An appeal to be made to the Director General

• New section 18A

   - “Calculation of wages for incomplete month’s work”

• Amendment of section 25

    - Bank to Financial Institutions

• Amendment of Part IX

   - “Maternity Protection” with the words “Pregnancy and Maternity”

      a) Eligible period if she has been certified fit to resume work by a registered medical practitioner.”;
      b) Subparagraph (d)(ii), by substituting for the word sixty”the word “ninety”

• New section 41a

    - Restriction on termination of pregnant female employee

• Amendment of section 57A

      a) “Servant” the word “Employee”

      b) “Ten thousand ringgit” the words “fifty thousand ringgit”.

• Amendment of section 60A

      a) “Work” the words “and Working at night”

      b) “Forty – eight” to Forty – five”

• New section 60FA

    - Paternity Leave

• New Part XIIC

    - Flexible working arrangement

• New section 69F

    - Discrimination in employment

• New section 81H

    - Notice on sexual harassment

• New section 87A

    - Court order for payments due to employee

• New section 90B

    - Forced labour

• New section 101C

    - Presumption as to who is an employee and employer

Discussion / Q & A




HRDF Certified Trainer, Consultant

Brian Wee was Head of Human Resources, Internal QMS Auditor and Corporate Trainer of MMC for a holding company of oils refineries in Malaysia. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom. He also has a Certificate and a Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), an Ordinary Member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM), PSMB Certified Trainer and PSMB Human Resource Consultant. Wee has attended a three days Effective Training Evaluation program by Ms Beverley Jeffreys of Chisholm Institute, Australian National Training Authority (ANTA). He brings with him more than 15 years of working experience in Human Resource of large manufacturing companies. He is a Resource Training person for Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management (MIPM), Malaysian Institute of Purchasing and Material Management, UBS Commercial Institute, Open University Malaysia, Asia e University and UTM Space Executive Diploma Programs and others.

He started off his career in 1980 as a Senior Officer with the Ministry of Information where stayed for 15 years and gained extensive management experience. Later he moved to a Japanese based company where he was in charge of all spectrums of Human Resource functions. During that time, he acquired some Japanese management skills such as Kaizen, Zero Defect, JIT, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, ISO QMS and EMS Awareness Program and many others. He developed and trained QC, ISO QMS and EMS and productivity related modules for the Wilmar International Group of companies’ employees. In his present capacity, he develops modules and trains his employees and many organizations. He is also a part time lecturer for academic courses, namely Certificate & Diploma Program for Malaysia institute of Human Resource Management, Supervisory Module for Certificate & Diploma for Malaysian Institute of Purchasing & material Management, Executive Diploma of Human Resource Management for UTM SPACE, Asia e University, Southern College University and Open University Malaysia and Professional Short Course in Mandarin for Human Resource subjects and English Conversation & Communication Skills for User Business School (UBS).

His much in demand programmes are Effective Supervisory Skills, Purchansing & Negotiation Skills, 8D Team Problem Solving Methods, Total Preventive Maintenance, ISO QMS AND EMS Awareness Program, UTM SPACE ISO QMS Modules, Effective QA/QC Inspectors, QC Tools, QCC, Effective Communication and Motivation Program, Excellent Clerical Skills, Excellent Customer Service, Effective Business English Communication Skills, Report Writing Skills, Effective Presentation Skills, Teambuilding Program, Positive Working Attitude, Malaysian Labour Laws and Industrial Relation Laws, Understanding of Employment Act 1955, Handling Misconduct and conducting Domestic Inquiries, Effective Salary Computation and Administration, Handling Problematic & Difficult Employees, Report Writing Skills, Drafting an Employment Contract, Effective Human Resource Management, HR for Non HR Executive / Managers, People Management, Leadership Skills, Balanced Scorecard, Key Performance Indicators and others. Among some of his training participants and/or consultancy services included Kyocera, Sunpower, TJ Wang Group (Accountancy & Secretarial Services), Lii Hen Group, China Press, White Horse Ceramic, ML Plastics Sdn Bhd, Yee Wan manufacturing, Southern College, Foo Yew High School, MITI, Police Academy (Technical),Champion Precision, JK Sumi Wire, Muar Ban Lee Engineering, Autoveyor, Southern Lion, Seiko Electric, CSC Steel, San Miguel Yamamura Plastic, Ornapaper, Umicore Malaysia, Alloy Consolidated (MTD Group), Panasonic AVC Network, Southern College University, Infineon Technilogies, to name a few.

Mr. Brian Wee had provides HR & Quality and Productivity Consultancy Services to Li Hen Group, a furniture exporter and manufacturer, Omega Printer, Golpar Plastic Injection, Dian Pang Supermarket and others.


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