Employment law

What We Do

It can be challenging to navigate the complex world of employment law without an expert to guide you. Our astute lawyers are highly experienced in all matters in this field. We are ready to offer professional advice on your legal rights and obligations, and handle your employment matters, such as:
  • Employment Contract & Employee Benefits
  • Employee Handbook & Human Resource Policies
  • Settlement of Disputes Between Employers & Employees
  • Unfair Termination, Constructive Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal
  • Representation in the Industrial Court & Other Courts
  • Judicial Review Proceedings
  • Managing Employee Issues & Termination
  • Retrenchment Exercise & Restructuring
  • Contracts for Independent Contractors & Freelancers
  • Founders Service Contracts
  • Employee Stock Options

How We Do It

Compassion, Communication and Confidentiality

As employers ourselves, we understand the commercial realities of the modern workplace. Hence, we consider those factors when we strategise the best course of action for your case. We strive to establish clear lines of communication and build your trust in us by providing our most honest assessments of your matters. Additionally, we promise that everything you tell us will be kept 100% confidential.

Proven Advice You Can Count On

You will find that we only provide practical legal advice that is business-friendly and easy to implement—no confusing legal jargon. We will also be your strongest advocate and fight your case in court while keeping your key objectives and priorities in mind. The years we spent advising the world’s largest companies have contributed to our formidable skills in and out of court.

Our Track Record of Success

Our strategic advice has gained us a solid reputation as a trusted law firm for local and global organizations. Among the numerous legal rankings and publications that have recognised our work in this specialised field are Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation and Asialaw Profiles.

Some of Our
Best Work

Notable Transactions

  • Representing an employer in successfully striking out a civil claim of RM96 million filed by an ex-employee. This was a landmark case for employment litigation as the Court of Appeal held that employees cannot sue their employers in the civil court for damages for unfair dismissal, as this should be done through the Industrial Court. (Reported as 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd v Ashvine Hari Krishnan [2023] 3 MLJ 467)
  • Successfully defending an employer against a claim of constructive dismissal. The Industrial Court held that an employee returning to their previous position after holding an “acting position” did not constitute constructive dismissal. (Reported as PPG Performance Coatings (M) Sdn Bhd v Baladevan a/l Nadarajan [2019] 3 ILR 28 and referred to by the Court of Appeal in Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd v Mohan a/l Vythialingam & Anor and another appeal [2023] 3 MLJ 557)
  • Acting for employers in civil claims against employees for breach of duties and restrictive covenants, fraud, and for enforcement of training bonds.
  • Advising the owner of a hotel in the sale of its business, on complex employment law issues arising from the acquisition, including termination and/or movement of more than 200 employees.
  • Advising an international retailer on employment law matters arising from closure of business. This exercise involved the discharge of its entire workforce in Malaysia and supporting the client in monitoring compliance with employment legislation and liaising with labour authorities.
  • Advising corporate clients across various industries about managerial prerogative actions such as salary reductions, reduced working hours, workforce reduction, rightsizing and retrenchment.
  • Conducting employment law compliance audits for multinational clients, which involves a review and revisions to employment and human resources policies, contracts and handbooks and other related procedures.
  • Conducting in-house training for various clients on employment law issues such as sexual harassment, amendments to the Employment Act, “HR for Non-HR’ , and managing termination of employees.

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