Confirmed Speakers

Abdul Halim Bin Mansor
Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC)

Lim Heng Seng
Messrs Lee Hishammudin Allen & Gledhill

Dato' Thavalingam Thavarajah
Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Messrs Skrine

Selvamalar Alagaratnam

Datuk Hj Shamsuddin Bardan
Executive Director
Malaysian Employers Federation

Ravindra Kumar Rengasamy
Raja, Darryl & Loh

Wong Keat Ching
Zul Rafique & Partners







Conference Details

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3rd October 2017

Current Issues in Industrial Law

YA Dato' Patricia Tan Ghee Phaik, Chairman, Court 13
Industrial Court Kuala Lumpur

Join a representative from the Industrial Court as they guide you on the latest developments in industrial and employment law. Gain a comprehensive insight of the critical issues to help you stay on top of your field by learning from several latest pivotal cases, key areas and their impact on your human resource practice.

Effective Collective Bargaining Skills and Strategies

Simon Sim, Group HR Head , Hap Seng Berhad

This presentation with an experienced Collective Agreement negotiator will cover bargaining plans, strategies, tactics, preparing for face-to-face negotiation sessions, handling negotiations at the bargaining table and how to obtain an agreement.

Get Back to Basics: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
When Implementing Changes Within the Workplace

Wong Keat Ching Partner Zul Rafique & Partners

In the current economic climate, changes in the workplace are a constant occurrence. Restructuring, re-organisation and downsizing are human resource realities, which occasionally can lead to constructive dismissal allegations by a disgruntled employee, who resists change. What is constructive dismissal? What are the consequences of constructive dismissal and how can employers avoid hidden traps and risks in this area when implementing changes within the workplace?

Panel Discussion: Understanding the Proposed Employee Insurance Scheme (EIS)

Abdul Halim Bin Mansor, President Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC)

Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executive Director, Malaysian Employers Federation


The proposed Employee Insurance Scheme (EIS) by the Federal Government, which is expected to be implemented by January 2018, has the potential to help Malaysian workers through a transition process when they lose their jobs. But given that the details of this scheme have not been disclosed, many questions remain to be asked about the EIS. Take this opportunity to ask the experts on the panel, so that there can be greater confidence that the EIS will be an effective program to help the workers in our country.

How to Win an Unfair Dismissal Claim Even Before They Are Filed

Dato' Thavalingam Thavarajah, Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Learn from our eminent lawyer and speaker on how to identify facts in alleged misconduct, poor performance, redundancy situations and trade dispute issues which are critical to success in unfair dismissal claims, whilst review the best practices and decisions that generate them. Such facts not only position the employers to win in the event of such claims, but can also prevent claims from being filed - which is the best victory of all.


4th October 2017

Long Term Illness & Disability: Frustration of Employment Contract

Lim Heng Seng Partner Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Any contract can be deemed to be frustrated when its purpose is impossible, meaning that neither party has any ongoing obligations under it. When is an employment contract frustrated? What are the employer’s obligations when the contract is frustrated? What are the factors to determine whether an employment contract has been frustrated? Find out in this session.

Rescinding a Job Offer After Its Acceptance: The Legal Consequences

Ravindra Kumar Rengasamy, Partner - Dispute Resolution, Raja, Darryl & Loh

Can an employer legally rescind a job offer? That is never a good thing for the candidate or the employer, as the candidate may have quit a job or even relocated, in reliance on the offer. In this session, we will explore the legalities and risks for an employer to consider before rescinding a job offer after its acceptance.

Restrictive Clauses in Employment Agreements - Legal Situation in Malaysia

Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Partner, Dispute Resolution Division SKRINE

Restrictive clauses play an integral part in regulating the employer-employee relationship. In this session, we will examine the legalities of conflict of interest, restraint of trade, confidentiality, non-solicitation, non-poaching clauses and more, as well as how they can protect employer’s interest during employment and post-employment scenarios.

A Live Demonstration on Successfully
Identifying Sexual Harassment, Corporate Bullying and Theft

IR Law Team

Sexual harassment, corporate bullying and theft sound like very black and white scenarios in workplace misbehaviours and misdemeanours - however, in actuality they are not. In fact, they are rather grey-ish. Visually understand what constitutes and what does not in this session with play actors from IR Law to ensure that your next identification of these situations are spot on.

Retrenchment, Voluntary & Mutual Separation - Understanding the Differences, Processes and Procedures

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai, Partner, Dispute Resolution Division SKRINE

Retrenchment, voluntary & mutual separation schemes can be very taxing and costly for the employer. However, such exercises have to be carried out in order to stop the organisation from sinking. This discussion will provide employers with the basic understanding of retrenchment and its differences with voluntary & mutual separation schemes, as well as the step by step processes, as any wrong procedures may lead to severe repercussions to the employer.



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