Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2020 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Managing Poor Performance About this talk Employee’s performance at the workplace is a rising concern amongst most employers, particularly since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). The law allows an employer to terminate an employee if the employee’s performance is found to be unsatisfactory….

It is common practice for employers to hire employees under fixed term contracts in Malaysia. A fixed term employment contract is a contract for a specific period of time only. An employer’s primary intention in offering a fixed term employment contract is usually so that the employer does not have to commit to the permanent…

Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2020 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Does the Non-renewal of Fixed Term Employment Contracts Amount to Unfair Dismissal?   About this talk It is common for businesses to hire employees on a fixed term contract, on the assumption that the renewal of the fixed term contract is at the option of the…

  1. Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 The minimum retirement age for employees in Malaysia is regulated by the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 which came into force on 1 July 2013. 2. Minimum retirement age is 60 The minimum retirement age of an employee shall be upon the employee reaching the age of 60…

Friday, 3 July, 2020 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Employee Misconduct and Domestic Inquiry     About this talk As an employer, what can you do if your employee violates the company’s rules or policies? What disciplinary action can be taken against the employee? Can you dismiss your employee summarily? Join us for this online…

By Tommy Wong Benchmark Litigation is a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. On 4.5.2020, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific released its ranking for 2020, and MahWengKwai & Associates is pleased to announce that we have been ranked on Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 on the following practice areas: Commercial and Transactions: Tier 4…

Friday, 8 May, 2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am Unfair & Constructive Dismissal Claims Due to Pay Cuts, VSS and Retrenchment About this talk Is your business carrying out pay cuts, voluntary separation schemes (VSS) or retrenchment in order to survive the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO)?…

MahWengKwai & Associates’ Online Talks are presented by video conference to inculcate knowledge and awareness for our clients, potential clients and in-house counsel.  On 27 April 2020, our Senior Associate, Cassandra Nicole Thomazios together with Associate, Tommy Wong, from the firm’s Corporate Department spoke on “Dealing with the Impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO)…

MahWengKwai & Associates’ Online Talks are presented by video conference to inculcate knowledge and awareness for our clients, potential clients and in-house counsel.  On 13 April 2020, our Senior Associate, Ms Diana Cheak alongside our Associate, Ms Janessa Kok from the firm’s Employment and Industrial Relations Department delivered an online talk on retrenchment during the…

Given the many questions and uncertainties facing employers during the period under the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) which was first imposed by the Government of Malaysia from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 (“Period”) and subsequently extended from 1 April 2020 to 14 April 2020 (“Extended Period”), the Bar Council Industrial and Employment Law…