[Online 2-Day] Applications of Employment Act, Sabah and Sarawak Labour Ordinances in New Normal HR
Course Information
  • 02-Aug-2021
  • Online
  • Serene Yap
  • English
  • RM 1200
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Employment Act 1955, Sabah Labour Ordinance, Sarawak Labour Ordinance and the Industrial Relations Act 1967 are the principal labour laws governing employees’ relations in the country. Have clarity on the right applications and effects of the Employment Laws and Industrial Relations Act on the processes of handling employee’s rights and disciplinary issues within the context of the latest changes or new regulations.
This programme is specially developed to provide refresher to all levels of staff to the Employment Act, Sabah & Sarawak Labour Ordinances and Industrial Relations Act, and the practical applications of these Malaysian Employment Laws in Employee’s relations. Review the significant and cost effect of the evolving economic environment and global crisis to your human resource management and employee interactions, within the parameters of the employment laws. This workshop will be interactive with real life scenarios and industrial court case studies and analysis.


By the end of this program, participants will be able to :-
• Identify and complying with the relevant Malaysian Labour Laws and Legislations
• Be aware of the differences between the Employment Act 1955, Sabah Labour Ordinance and Sarawak Labour Ordinance
• Clarify any ambiguities to these Labour Laws and Employment contracts
• Know how to avoid ‘breaching’ the Labour legislations and Employment contracts
• Identify and Analyze Types of Misconduct and employee’s discipline
• Understand the Disciplinary Procedures and to apply them effectively
• Identify the loopholes open to employees
• Explore the employer’s and employee’s rights and benefits


• Human Resource Managers / Executives / Supervisors / Officers
• Heads of Departments / Line Managers / Branch Managers / Outlet Managers
• Supervisors / Team Leaders
• Business Owners / Employers


• Interactive Presentation
• Industrial Relations Court Case Studies and Analysis
• Quizzes
• Questions & Answers


Date: 2 - 3 August 2021 (Mon - Tue)
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Mode: Online / Interactive


Fee :

RM 1,200

Fee includes Course Notes & Certificate of Completion and 6% Government Service Tax

** OFFER **
- 10% Cashback for SST2u Learner Card+ (SLC+) members. T&Cs applied.



[01] Jurisdiction of Jabatan Tenaga Kerja and Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan
• Employees within the scope of the Employment Act 1955
• Employees within the scope of Sabah Labour Ordinance
• Employees within the scope of Sarawak Labour Ordinance
• Workers within the scope of the Industrial Relations Act 1967
• Power of Labour Department
• Employer’s Responsibilities

[02] Industrial Relations Act 1967
• Representations on Dismissal
• IR Act Section 20

[03] Employer and Employee Relationship
• Employer’s Prerogative (Industrial Relations Act 1967)
• Employer’s implied obligations
• Employee’s Implied obligations

[04] Contract of Service and Contract for Service
• Employee V. Independent Contractor
• Fixed-term Contract

[05] Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966
• Definitions and Limitations

[06] Wages
• Minimum Wages Order 2020
• Computation of Incomplete month of service
• Liabilities of Principals and Contractors
• Wage Period and Payment of Wages
• Advance
• Lawful Deduction of Wages

[07] Public Holidays and Rest Days
• Public Holiday and Rest day entitlement
• Payment for Work done on a Public holiday and Rest day
• Sick leave on a Public holiday and Rest day

[08] Work Hours
• Normal Hours of Work
• Guidelines on Performance of Solat during working hours
• Overtime Limitation
• Overtime Payment and Computations

[09] Employment (Part-time Employees) Regulations 2010
• Entitlements for Part-time employee

[10] Flexible Working Arrangement

[11] Employee’s Leave and Absenteeism
• Maternity Leave
- paid and unpaid
• Paternity Leave
• Sick Leave and Hospitalisation
• Annual Leave
- Annual leave Encashment computation
- No pay Leave computation
• Emergency Leave
• Absent without approved leave
• Is ‘Cuti Paksa’ allowed
• Handling Absenteeism and Malingering

[12] Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


[13] Employer’s Rights Pertaining to Poor Performance
• Managing Probationers
• Managing Poor Performers
• Permissible Action
- Setting and Communicating Standards
- Assessing of Performance
- Counseling / Caution / Warning
- Training and Opportunities for Improvement

[14] Employer’s Rights Pertaining to Discipline
• Application of Section 14 (1) & (2) of the Employment Act 1955 - Due Inquiry
- Suspension
• Permissible Disciplinary Action
• Enforcement of Discipline – A Managerial Function
• Communicating of Disciplinary Rules
• Analysing Misconduct
- Minor and Major Misconduct
- Criminal Misconduct
- Misconduct outside employment
• Types of Misconduct

[15] Domestic Inquiry (DI)
• Why need to conduct Domestic Inquiry
• Prepare & Draft Charges and Notice of DI
• Role of Various Parties at An Inquiry
• Domestic Inquiry Process flowchart
• Setting and Seating arrangement and implications

[16] Termination of Contract / Employment
• Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012
• Normal Termination of Employment
• Termination of Contract without notice
• Breach of Contract
• Employment Act 1955, Section 15 (2)
• Self-Termination
• Abandonment of employment
• Show Cause letter
• Termination of Employment letter

[17] Employer and Employee Rights on Retrenchment
• The Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony 1975
• Termination and Layoff benefits Regulations 1980
- Does your Employee Handbook play a role
- Does your Employment Contract play a role
- Termination benefits entitlement computations - Is termination notice period required
• JTK Compliances and documentations

[18] Employment Trade Dispute
• Constructive Dismissal
• Unfair Dismissal / Wrongful Dismissal
• JTK (Labour Department)
• JPP (Industrial Relations Department)



Serene Yap is a HR Trainer and Consultant. She has been involved in all aspects of human capital development and management for more than 20 years. She holds an MBA in General Management, is a certified NLP Practitioner by ISNS, Certified Master Class Trainer and a PSMB approved Trainer. Her industry exposure includes property development and management, hospitality, medical, manufacturing, oil and gas, construction sector and consultancy services.

She has developed and conducted many HR programs covering both the Employment Act 1955, Sabah Labour Ordinance and Sarawak Labour Ordinance. Notable programs are Employer’s and Employee’s rights in HR Management, Developing HR policies, HR Documentations and SOPs, Behavioral-based Interview, and Managing Misconduct and Domestic Inquiry amongst others. Besides training, Serene also consults and has successfully carried out consultancy projects from HR Audit, Policies & Procedures and Employee Handbook; Retrenchment Strategy and Execution to HR Department Startup and HR Team Coaching over the years.


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