Certificate in Employment Law & Practice

Course Overview

This course is an ideal introduction to Employment and Industrial Relations legislation and practices in Malaysia. Key issues in employment law will be discussed providing participants with an insight into not only the necessary legal requirements but more importantly on how to implement some of the more critical HR policies and processes. Relevant legislation will be explained in detail focusing on the Employment Act 1955 and the Industrial Relations Act that was enacted on the 7th of August 1967 and a brief insight into the amendments brought about by the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020.

Learning Outcomes

  • Empower business entrepreneurs with sufficient knowledge of employment law
  • Equip HR personnel and managers of businesses with knowledge on how to draft an employment agreement incorporation key terms
  • Provide an understanding of the employment law framework

About Brickfields Asia College

BAC has been offering top quality tertiary education since 1991 and has a proven track record of producing excellent results for our various programs. Our students have consistently won top globally-recognised academic awards for the subjects of Business and Law.

About ALA Academy

Who should attend:

  • Human Resource Managers/Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Industrial Relations Managers/Executives
  • Representatives from Start-Ups
  • Legal Practitioners
  • In-house Counsels
  • Members of the public interested in this area of law
  • Participants are also required to bring along their laptops during this course. (Please avoid bringing work laptops that may limit your access to external domains)

Course Modules

Module 1

This module will provide a comprehensive introduction to Employment Law, covering topics such as its history and development in Malaysia, as well as its pertinent statutory provisions, with special focus on the Employment Act 1955. Participants will also learn about the various types of employment agreements.

Module 2

Participants will explore the topic of contractual clauses which are found specifically in employment agreements, in addition to the rights and obligations of employers and employees.

Module 3

A detailed study on the types of Termination, and the various categories of minor and major misconducts, including how to distinguish them.

Module 4

This module will cover three main topics under Employment Law, namely: Retrenchment and Redundancy, Termination Benefits/Packages, and the relevant statutory provisions.

Module 5

An in-depth look into the Disciplinary Process and Grievance Procedures.

Module 6

This module will focus on Domestic Inquiries, and an extensive study of the Employee Handbook and its importance in an organisation.

Module 7

In this module, participants will be introduced to the Industrial Relations Act 1967, and its influence in the area of Employment Law. Other areas of focus here include the rights of workmen and employers and the recognition of trade unions.

Module 8

The final module of this course will give detailed insights to conciliation, the Industrial Court and its functions, and the legal process behind the challenging and appealing of an award.

Ophelia Ann Fredericks Advocate & Solicitor, Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

With 28 years of experience under her belt in a plethora of corporate law, civil law, and civil litigation matters, Ms Fredericks possesses a reservoir of knowledge on transactional analysis, contract negotiations, contract drafting, and advising clients, from business start-ups to seasoned companies.

Over the course of her career, she has honed her skills, and found her niche in Employment Law, Labour Law, and drafting comprehensive Employment Handbooks. A highly successful trainer of staff and senior management in a variety of multi-national companies, her goal is to equip employees with better knowledge of employment practices, and empower employers with knowledge to avert labour law complaints and legal action.

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