Employment Law Malaysia and Singapore

Employment Law Malaysia and Singapore

Gain an overview of the employment law frameworks operating in Malaysia and Singapore

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Price: £550 + VAT
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This Employment Law Malaysia and Singapore training introduces and clarifies the legislative framework and new legal developments in these two important economic hubs.

Led by lawyers with experience practising in each jurisdiction, the seminar provides up to date, high quality insights into employment law and practice with an emphasis on its practical implications.

Highlights include:

  • Learn about critical employment issues, legislation and trends in Malaysia and Singapore
  • Practical application of the law to workplace scenarios through country focused break-out sessions
  • Practical employment contract drafting exercise
  • Gain an appreciation of local business culture in these two key jurisdictions

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Employment Law Malaysia - The constitutional and statutory regime

  • Who is the “employer", “workman" or an independent contractor.
  • Types of employment contracts – permanent contract v. fixed term contract.
  • Essential terms and conditions of service. (e.g. termination clauses)
  • Collective Agreements.

The disciplinary process. (show cause , domestic inquiries and punishment )

  • Dismissal for “just cause or excuse"
  • Misconduct and poor performance.
  • Representation (60 days rule), conciliation and Ministerial reference.  
  • Claims in the Industrial Court and Civil Courts.
  • Constructive Dismissal.



Redundancy and voluntary separation schemes

  • Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony 1975.
  • Bona fide v. Mala fide grounds for retrenchment.
  • Calculation of redundancy benefits.
  • Voluntary and mutual separation schemes.

The structure of the Industrial Court.

  • Conducting a trial in the Industrial Court.
  • Reinstatement, back wages and deductions (contributory conduct & post dismissal earnings)
  • Challenging Industrial Court Awards.
  • Recent Developments.



The employment framework in Singapore

An overview of the employment law framework in Singapore and an analysis of the relevant issues including:

  • Local legal system and employment legislation
  • Terms and conditions of employment contracts
  • Holiday sickness and pay
  • Grievances and disciplinary procedures
  • Business transfers
  • Latest trends and developments



Practical application of the law to working practices in Singapore

Participants will apply Singapore employment legislation covered in the morning session to real life workplace scenarios, enabling them to have hands-on experience of dealing with challenging situations as well as receive advice on best practice solutions.

Close of seminar

Janice Ann Leo Selvanathan Janice Ann Leo Selvanathan

Janice Ann Leo Selvanathan

Janice Anne Leo LL.B (Hons) graduated in 1997 from the University of London. She completed the Certificate in Legal Practice at the University Malaya in 1999 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000.  She holds a Master’s Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the University of Sydney.


Formerly a Partner with Shook Lin & Bok, specializing in employment law, Janice started a new partnership: Steven Thiru & Sudhar in 2018.  She has handled numerous employment related disputes at the Industrial Court and judicial review applications at the High Court, and assisted in appeals at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.  Janice also handles various aspects of employment related advisory work for both local and foreign clients. Janice speaks on employment related matters at conferences/seminars both locally and internationally.


Janice is a member of the Malaysian Bar Council Industrial and Employment Law Committee (IELC) and has been actively involved in continuing legal education seminars organized by the IELC.

Jennifer Chih

Jennifer Chih

I am the Head of the Human Capital Department at PK Wong & Associates LLC. I have more than 20 years of post-qualification experience, specialising in corporate and employment law. I have advised many public listed companies, venture capital firms and multinational corporations in handling a range of employment matters such as bulk transfer of employees, drafting and reviewing employment contracts for both executive and non-executive employees, managing terminations, drafting and advising on Employee Stock Option Plan, drafting Employee Handbooks and advising on fair employment and workplace practices. I have also been invited as a guest speaker in international events speaking about the employment law landscape and workplace discrimination in Singapore.

I was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1996.

HR and personnel professionals, line managers and directors - with responsibility for staff in Malaysia and Singapore

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

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For groups of 4 or more people, any of our seminars and webinars can be tailored and delivered in-house. We will adapt case studies to suit your organisational culture and specific challenges. We ensure that the learning is engaging, relevant and easily applied.

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

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