Refusing a Performance Improvement Plan

Refusing a Performance Improvement Plan

Employers who are facing difficulties with poor performing employees may opt to place them on a performance improvement plan (or “PIP”).  The PIP is an exercise, taking place over a number of weeks or months, and is usually meant to achieve the following objectives:...
New Minimum Wage in 2018

New Minimum Wage in 2018

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Richard Riot Jaem has announced that there will be a new minimum wage for Malaysia next year. He was reported as saying that the new minimum wage will try to narrow the wage gap between those working in Peninsular Malaysia, and...
The Problem with Squatters

The Problem with Squatters

If you are a landlord or property owner, you may have been in the unfortunate situation of having to deal with unwanted people occupying your premises. These individuals “set up shop” without consent and continue to sip metaphorical piña coladas despite...
Are company directors also employees?

Are company directors also employees?

Directors are often seen as individuals looming over employees on top of the company pyramid. Generally, a directorship is an office and is a separate persona altogether from an employee but in the modern company sphere, it is not uncommon to have directors wearing...