Malaysian employment law requires employers to have “just cause and excuse” before terminating their employees. The Courts have put employees security of tenure in employment on the same footing as that of ‘property right’. In Hong Leong Equipment Sdn. Bhd. v Liew Fook Chuan and Anor [1996] 1 MLJ 481 , Gopal Sri…

In our previous article (“The Difference Between Contract of Service and Contract for Services”)(Part 1), we commented on the differences between a Contract of Service and a Contract for Services. In this second article of the same series, we will apply the principles discussed in Part 1 in a few hypothetical situations to determine the…

By Richard Wee, Janessa Kok & Bryan Boo   Photo Credit: “Employer” by Nick Youngson (AlphaStockImages) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 MALAYSIAN EMPLOYMENT LAW: TOP 5 QUESTIONS Is it true that every individual who has a 9am to 5pm job is well protected under the Employment Law? What are your rights as an Employee…

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