Should You Accept Ang Pow from Suppliers?

During Chinese New Year, it is customary to give and receive “ang pow” or “hong bao” (monetary gifts in red envelopes to signify good luck). Our previous article addressed the issue of whether an employee has a right to expect an “ang pow” from their employer due to...

The Right to Ang Pow

Agnes Ann was a secretary at one of the top advertising agencies in Kuala Lumpur.  One day in late February, she walked out of her job. The grounds for Agnes’ grievance with her company was that she did not receive any increment, bonus or “ang pow” for two years....

Video: Unfair Dismissal in Malaysia

As part of our continuing campaign to share our knowledge on legal matters, we have prepared another video in our 2 minute video series to cover basic information about unfair dismissal in Malaysia. More videos like these will be available later. Share...

Best Practices for a Domestic Inquiry

Under Malaysian law, where an employee is subject to the Employment Act 1955 (“Act”), it is a statutory obligation imposed on the employer to conduct a “due inquiry” to ascertain whether an employee is guilty of misconduct before an employee can be dismissed or before...