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Quantum of termination benefits

His lordship Gopal Sri Ram in the case of William Jacks & Co(M) Sdn Bhd V S Balasingam stated that “Retrenchment means the discharge of surplus-labour of staff by the employer for any reason whatsoever otherwise than as a punishment inflicted by way of disciplinary action”  The Employment(Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) Regulations 1980

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The Code of Conduct For Industrial Harmony on Retrenchment

The Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony is a pact made to lay down principles and guidelines to employers and workers on the practice of industrial relations for achieving greater industrial harmony. Prior to retrenchment exercise, the right approach would be for an employer to initiate a discussion with his employees’ representatives, trade union

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DISMISSED DUE TO WEIGHT

 INA MELIESA BINTI HASSIM V MALAYSIA AIRLINES BERHAD (AWARD NO: 394 OF 2020) FACTS  The Claimant joined the Company as airline stewardess since 1993 and was terminated in 2017 from her position as Flight Supervisor. In June 2015, the Claimant’s weight was found to be in excess of her BMI and was subjected to management weight

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UNDERSTANDING THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION SCHEME

A Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) allows the company to reduce its manpower in conjunction with the negative business conditions. This scheme allows employees to leave the Company voluntarily and in turn receive a compensation package that was agreed upon by both parties. A VSS does not lead to termination of the employment contract by the employer. When

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The “Perfect” Performance Improvement Plan(PIP)

It is very common for managers at some point to come up against an underperforming employee.  To overcome such problems the manager would then talk to the human resource and together they will draft the “perfect” performance improvement plan to guide, coach and assess the said employee based on the objectives listed down. The best illustration

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Practices of High Impact HR

The world of digitisation has disrupted the norms of work and our daily lives in many ways. The traditional ways of referrals and the changing workforce demographics has forced the Human Resource Department to go through tremendous transformation in order to keep their heads in the game. The transformation is essentially the process of reassessing and

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Common Pitfall of Domestic Inquiry (DI)

Why is it important? Syarikat Telekom Malaysia Berhad V. Saidon Bin Puteh 1 ILR 619 A due inquiry properly conducted and well-documented serves to ensure that a disciplinary authority has acted only after giving fair consideration to the matter. It also provides a reliable record for the employer to turn to when, due to the effluxion of time

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