What is the Employee Insurance Scheme?

Last week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that the government has agreed to implement the proposed “Employment Insurance Scheme” (EIS). The EIS will affect an estimated 6.5 million employees in the private sector.  This is not the first...

Paternity Leave in Malaysia?

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) recently proposed that all employees be provided 1 month’s paid paternity leave.  The MTUC’s secretary general was quoted as saying that it is time for a review of paternity leave provisions, since most private...

Hiring a Criminal

The stigma of having a criminal record is often severe. The disapprobation associated with it is a factor which adversely affects the individual’s perceived employability, potentially diminishing the prospects for rehabilitation and assimilation into community. But to...

The Perils of Working From Home

Over the weekend, most of us would have seen the viral interview with Professor Robert Kelly. Professor Kelly appeared on the BBC to discuss the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, but found himself interrupted by the appearance of his two children....