Must Your Employer Give You Time Off to Vote?

Must Your Employer Give You Time Off to Vote?

The Election Commission has announced that Malaysia will go to the polls on 9 May 2018 (Wednesday). In the short period of time since the announcement, we have already received numerous queries from clients about how to manage this situation given that 9 May 2018 is a...
Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

The thought of having one’s salary reduced by an employer is often a difficult pill to swallow. In the business landscape, salary reductions are often attributed to either a demotion or the declining financial performance of the company.  However, are employee salary...
Case Spotlight: Fired for Facebook Comments

Case Spotlight: Fired for Facebook Comments

Should an employee be held accountable for postings made on their personal Facebook account? The recent Industrial Court case of Roslan Ayob v Parkroyal Penang Resort & Ors [Award No. 444 of 2018, 27 February 2018] deals with this issue. Brief Facts The employee...
How to make EIS payments?

How to make EIS payments?

The Employment Insurance System Act 2017 came into effect on 1 January 2018.  Under this new legislation, an employment insurance scheme (“EIS”) will be implemented whereby employers and employees have to contribute to the EIS. The EIS will be administered by Social...
Background Checks on Employees

Background Checks on Employees

Tales of errant employees are not unheard of. We are dealing with people after all; it is a fact of life to be faced with a diversity of characters and personalities, both good and bad. In ordinary interactions, individuals can just walk away and avoid dealing with...