The Law on Bonus Payments

The Law on Bonus Payments

As the year comes to an end, many companies are starting to offer bonuses to reward employees for achieving specific goals, or for overall good performance.¬†However, bonuses are normally described as “discretionary”, which is understood to mean that the...
Divorce and Domestic Violence

Divorce and Domestic Violence

According to the statistics on violence against women provided by the Ministry of Women Family and Community Development, a total of 5796 cases of domestic violence were reported in 2016. The rising numbers of domestic violence cases reported to the police are a huge...
Budget 2018: Tax Exemption for Rental Income

Budget 2018: Tax Exemption for Rental Income

As an initiative to increase home-ownership for the nation, the Prime Minister, in the Budget 2018, has allocated RM2.2 billion to the housing development in Malaysia. What comes as a surprise to many is the 50% tax exemption on rental income received by Malaysian...
Joinder of Parties in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Joinder of Parties in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Anything can happen during litigation. An unfair dismissal claim can take years to resolve, and during this period, some employers could end up being insolvent, wound up, acquired by another entity, or dormant. In such situations, employees are left with a dilemma as...