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What are the employment law topics that everyone is searching for in 2019? We’ve analysed the most popular searches and articles on our website since January 2019 and have identified the top 5 topics that are at the top of everyone’s minds:

Probationers

It is common for new employees to be placed on probation, so it’s not surprising that employers and employees alike would want to know about the rights and obligations of an employee who is still on probation. We’ve written about probationers before:

5 Things You Should Know About Probationers

Emergency Leave

Boss, tyre punctured…” Many employees utilise the “emergency leave” option, without fully understanding that there are certain caveats that should be taken into consideration before using it.  Employers too need to know just what constitutes a “reasonable excuse”.  Read more about emergency leave:

What Exactly is Emergency Leave

Constructive Dismissal

The concept of constructive dismissal is quite technical and it is important that employees are aware of just when they can and should file a claim for constructive dismissal.  Failure to do due diligence could backfire on them.  We published an article on this:

What is Constructive Dismissal

EPF payments

Contributions to the Employee’s Provident Fund is a statutory obligation for both employers and employees alike.  However, there are other type of payments subjected to EPF besides your basic salary.  Our article below expounds a little bit more:

What Payments are Subject to EPF

Non-compete clauses

Many Malaysians are still unaware that non-compete clauses are in actual fact not enforceable in our country.  Unsure what a non-compete clause is?  We think you would definitely want to catch up on this topic:

Applicability of Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

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