Suspension of Employees

Suspension of Employees

An employee is suspended when they are temporarily excused from their duties and are not required to attend work during the suspension period.  Suspensions are commonly regarded as falling within the parameters of permissible actions that employers can take against...
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...
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...