What is Manual Labour?

What is Manual Labour?

Most people may know that Malaysian employment law is governed by the Employment Act 1955 (“Act”), but many don’t realise that the Act doesn’t apply to all employees. The Act only applies to employees included in the First Schedule, which includes: “1. Any person,...
Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

What happens when an employee “walks out” of their job when they are suspended pending investigations, because they feel they have been wrongly or unfairly accused of misconduct? When an employee does this, they will usually claim that they have been constructively...
Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination

In response to the news concerning the ban on wearing tudung imposed by hotel owners on employees, proposals to amend the Employment Act 1955 were put forward by the Human Resources Ministry to address, among others, the issue of workplace discrimination. The ban had...