It is good practice to give an employee with a history of unsatisfactory work performance the opportunity to improve with a Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”). A PIP acts both as a warning for unsatisfactory performance and a guideline for training and improvement. The PIP will clarify the standards expected of the employee within a specific timeline. A well-placed PIP with realistic goals can resolve workplace productivity issues and performance discrepancies. In the event that the employee still fails to show adequate improvement, the PIP will form the basis for the dismissal of the struggling employee on the basis of poor performance. At MWKA, we provide professional and tailored advice to both employers planning to structure their PIP and to employees being placed on a PIP.

Our Services

  • Advising on the need for and suitability of a Performance Improvement Plan
  • Advising on the process and mechanism of the Performance Improvement Plan
  • Advising on your rights and obligations as an employee in a proposed or on-going Performance Improvement Plan

Our Experience

  • Advised employers terminating an employee based on the results of the Performance Improvement Plan

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Reviews & Testimonials

  • “I was represented better than I could have ever imagined in my employment/industrial relations matter. My needs were put first and I was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Mr John Chan and Ms Rachel Ng advised me accordingly from time-to-time. They went above and beyond and did everything they could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm and solicitors. Thanks MWKA.” – Mr RR, Kuala Lumpur
  • “Mr. John Chan was the one who assisted me with my enquiries. I can say that he is very approachable and knowledgeable regarding my employment matter. I am very grateful to have found their website online and for their quick response when I emailed them. Highly recommended.” – Mae, Philippines
  • “I am very pleased with MahWengKwai & Associates’ services in particular, John Chan. My dealings with him have been professional, efficient and timely. John is very responsive in addressing any concerns that we have and helping us through the process. Thank you for your excellent service! We are happy with the outcome. Highly recommending MWKA to my HR network.” – Nicole Liew, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


Our Employment Department offers consultation on a retainer basis to businesses and employers. Our hassle-free retainer gives you access to our qualified lawyers by email, phone or in meetings at our office.

Raymond Mah
Managing Partner
Diana Cheak
Senior Associate
John Chan
Senior Associate
Jasmine Wong
Janessa Kok
Anis Mohd Sohaimi
Wong Sue Ann

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