Employment Act, Discipline and Grievance Handling

Employment Act, Discipline and Grievance Handling


The Employment Act 1955 forms the primary legislation and reference point on employment in Malaysia. It gives guidelines on minimum employment rules and conditions to be adhered.

It is a vital reference in maintaining employer-employee relations and to stay ahead in compliance to the world labor competitive needs. It is indispensable that all organizations stay tuned to the latest changes and update their knowledge by knowing the minimum prescribed standards. Participants would hear from the expert and a former member of the Industrial Court panel on many insights and proactive measures to handle challenging situations


Benefits :


  1. Improve their understanding and knowledge of the Employment Act 1955 (EA 1955).
  2. Comprehend the content and practices of the EA 1955 including the Domestic Inquiry.
  3. Understand the history and establishment of the Malaysian Labor Laws.
  4. Be exposed to Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony.
  5. Understand the role of the Ministry of Human Resources and the Industrial Court and the other Court of Judicature in relation to industrial disputes.
  6. Be able to view the role of the Trade Union Act 1959 and other related laws relating to the administration of labor practices in Malaysia, viz a viz SOCSO, EPF and HRDF.
  7. Be able to handle discipline and grievance handling in its perspective

Course Content


DAY 1 :

  1. Employment Contracts
    • Contract of Service
    • Contract for service
    • Termination of Contracts
      • Termination of Employment
      • Notice of termination
      • Resignation
      • Retirement
      • Termination for Breach
      • Frustration of Contract
    • Types of Contract of Employment
      • Standard Contracts of Employment
      • Temporary Contracts (Fixed Term Contracts)
      • Casual Contract
      • Trainees



  • Variation of Terms of Employment
    • Variation of Terms
    • Restrictive Terms of Employment


DAY 2:

  1. Employment Act 1955
    • Scope of the Act
    • Domestic Servant
    • Contract of Employment
    • Termination of Contract
    • Discipline (Section 14) and Domestic Inquiry
    • Labour Court (Section 69)
    • Records to be maintained.


  1. Industrial Relations Act 1967
    • Application
    • Forming a Trade Union
    • Claim for Recognition by Union
    • Strikes
    • Picketing
    • Collective Agreements
    • Domestic Inquiry procedures & Industrial Court
    • Managing major key disciplinary and misconduct issues


Duration: Two Days

Methodology: Lectures, cases studies, group work and discussions.

Target: All Executives, Managers and Department Heads