The Malaysian Employment Act Workshop

Event Date: 11 – 12 July 2024
Event Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, with Buffet lunch (halal) and 2 coffee breaks for both days

By Danny S, Associate Trainer, HRmatters21
Fees: S$895.00 (GST will not be applicable)
Fees: RM3,000.00 (for SDN BHD companies based in Malaysia)

The Malaysian Employment Act 1955 (EA) covers the minimum terms and conditions of employment for employees in Malaysia. It is a basic human rights law for ALL employer-employee relationships and must be known by all employers operating in Malaysia. Employers are required to follow this legislation in drawing up the terms and conditions of employment at all levels of employees with certain exceptions within the scope and purview of the MEA.

It also provides some obligations and limitations from both employer and employees, particularly in the areas of work hours and OT and the administration of benefits. This programme is customized to cultivate the necessary awareness for all Managers and Executives to be well equipped with the rights and parameters of both the employer and employees.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the correct interpretation of the relevant Employment Law
  • Be aware of the latest Labour Acts and Amendments
  • Know how to avoid ‘breaching’ the Employment legislations and Employees Contracts
  • Understand the difference between Contract of Service and Contract for Service
  • Understand the compliances requirement to EPF, Socso and MTD.
  • Compute Benefits accurately in compliance with the latest amendments
  • Comply with the relevant Malaysian Employment Act

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Purpose of the Employment Act 1955
  • Who is fully covered under the Employment Act 1955?
  • Who is not covered fully under the Employment Act 1955?


  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Contract of Service
  • Contract for Service
  • Probationers


  • Weekdays
  • Public Holidays
  • Rest Days
  • Off Days


  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Leave


  • Legal process for payment of wages
  • Authorized deductions/advances
  • Limit on deductions/advances


  • Normal hours and days for part-timers
  • Benefits
  • OT payments

Day 2


  • Notice period for Termination/lay-off
  • Rate of termination/retrenchment benefits payment
  • Payment date


  • Breach of contract
  • Types of disciplinary action
  • Managing internal misconduct matters


  • Basic information


  • Detailed with explanations of all new amendments

Workshop Leader

Danny S rose through the ranks across various local as well as multinational companies for over 28 years since 1994, Danny is an advisor in Legal HR across the Region whilst he massively contribute his expertise in cross-border experiences in driving the organization forward in the new millennium.

With global HR Management experience at the top-level, Danny has initiated HR operational changes, strategic HR policies, and development. He had spearheaded sustainable change management that delivered productivity enhancements.

Danny has regional exposure in various countries including India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan and Australia. With experience in HR laws, Immigration laws, and recruitment challenges and managing various stakeholders located in each country to ensure smooth operations for the various organizations he had represented.

Throughout his career, Danny has developed a reputation as a dynamic problem solver and an experienced HR practitioner with extensive acumen in both Strategic HR and Operational HR, now coupled with a Legal HR advisory role further enhanced with reading of international Human Rights Law.


Strategic HR and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Administrative Support, Attrition Management, Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Continuous HR Functional Improvement, Cost Reduction Initiatives, Culture Transformation, Employee Satisfaction Survey, Fraud Investigation, Human Capital Planning, Industrial Relations, Payroll & Benefits, Project Management, Union Matters, HR Legal matters across APAC & India.

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