This programme provides the opportunities for participants to ensure that their employers comply to the self regulatory provisions on permits, enabling them to avoid running afoul of the law which may lead to unnecessary consequences of prosecution by the authorities and civil claims from employees.

This one day seminar is designed to help HR practitioners understand the provisions of the Employment Act 1955 and appreciate the sound implementation of company labor policies, regulations and procedures, not only in full compliance to the Employment Act 1955, but adherence to fair labor practice and good industrial relations at the work place for enhancement of performance and productivity.

The Act is a major piece of legislation that governs the employment of wage earners. It contains provisions regarding the rights, obligations and responsibilities of employers and employees and sets minimum standards regarding benefits and terms and conditions of employment in the private sector in the country. This piece of legislation was revised and amended many times since its inception, the last being in 2012.

Discussion will cover key areas such as entitlement to benefits such as rest day, public holiday, annual leave, sick leave, hospitalization and maternity benefits; definition of wages, its usage and financial impact, hours of work, shift work, payment of overtime; requirements of employment contracts; and a hands-on approach in implementation of company labor policy, solving intricacies, managing discipline, operations of the labor court and processing of permits under the Act. Participants will be updated on the best practices and the latest amendments in 2012, the highlights of which are: extension of scope of coverage for employees, system of payment of wages, giving advances and deductions from wages, contractor for labor, maternity entitlement for all women workers and protection from sexual harassment for all workers.

Course Details: 

Programme Highlights

0830 - 0900

  • Registration

0900 - 1030

  • Introduction
  • An Overview
  • Furnishing particulars of place of employment
  • Scope of Coverage
  • Definition of wages
  • Written contract of service
  • Contractor For Labor
  • Domestic Servants
  • Terms & Conditions of Employment
  • Termination / Dismissal: Breach & Broken Contract
  • Payment of Wages
  • System, mode, place, manner

1030 - 1045

  • Tea Break

1045 - 1300

  • Employment (Part-Time Workers) Regulations 2010
  • Benefits
  • Employment of women
  • Maternity Protection
  • Foreign Workers

Programme Highlights

1300 - 14 00

  • Lunch

1400 - 1530

  • Registers, Returns & Notice Boards
  • Labor Inspection / Permits
  • Appointment of officers, Power of Minister
  • Termination and Lay-Off Benefits Regulation, 1980

1530 - 1545

  • Tea Break

1545 - 1700

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Labor Complaints, Labor Court and Amendments
  • Procedure
  • Penalties: Prosecution / Compounds
  • Offences by body corporate
  • Appeal
  • Protection of officers

1700 - 1730

  • Q & A
  • Evaluation
  • End of Program

Who should attend

• HR and Non HR directors, managers and executives and anyone who deal with or will be handling HR matters in Malaysia.


Mr. Hoe Lean Fatt has recently been admitted to the Malaysian Bar after opting for early retirement on 01.10.2013 as the Director of Labour, Penang. Prior to his last position as the Director of Labour, Penang, he was the Director of Labour, Selangor. He has also served as the Director of Industrial Relations, Penang as well as Director of Industrial Relations, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, he was awarded the Bintang Cemerlang Negeri by the TYT Governor Penang.

Mr. Hoe has facilitated training programs, workshops, dialogues and seminars in labour, industrial and trade union laws for various corporations in manufacturing industries, services, utilities, commercial agencies, trade unions, chambers of commerce and various educational institutions and government agencies.

Mr. Hoe holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (UM) and Bachelor of Social Science Honours (USM). He was also conferred a Certificate of Legal Practice by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (CLP), Malaysia. Having served various departments under the Ministry of Human Resources, he has vast experience in social security, industrial relations as well as labour administration of over a period of more than 30 years.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised


• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm



A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 650 for Community

• S$ 680 for Non-Subscribers


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants.




• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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