National Employment Law Conference 2014

The National Employment Law Conference addresses and discusses latest trends, issues and developments in Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Employee Relations and more.

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Programme Outline


Opening Address
Tuan Mohd Sahar Darusman
Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & International)
Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia

It’s a Multi-Racial and Multi-Cultural Country We Live In: Dealing With It…
In a country that is a racial and cultural melting pot, organizations will see a meld of races, genders, cultures and more. Such differences would in essence provide a balanced working environment with various talents and strengths put together. Unfortunately, this may also give rise to potential issues with such differences, stemming from cultural misunderstandings, religious differences, gender biasness and more. How do you prevent, address, avoid and handle such issues with the long-term goal of a more productive and harmonious working environment in your organization.

Mr. Anand Ponnudurai (invited)
Messrs. Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

Panel Discussion
A candid discussion on the current situation of the Minimum Wage Act and Minimum Retirement Age Act implementation, along with Part Time (Employment) Regulations and impending changes to the Industrial Relations Act.

Mr. Shanmugam Thiagarajan
National Wages Consultative Council

Mr. N. Gopal Kishnam
Malaysian Trades Union Congress

Mr. Venugopal Muniandy
GM, Industrial Relations
Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF)

Bringing Your Own Device or Bringing Your Own Disaster
With the growing speed of technology and personal devices as such, more and more employees are bringing their own devices to the workplace – whether it be their smartphones, tablets or phablets. This session looks at the possible issues that can arise linking to data protection, data corruption, data leaks and more – both intentional and unintentional.

Ms. Suganthi Singam (invited)
Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co


The Social Media “Scene” in Today’s Workplace
More employees today are avid users of social media to communicate, promote products, share information and more. Organizations too use social media to communicate with their employees internally, apart from externally. Even HR departments are using social media channels recruitment. This session looks at the potential pitfalls that may arise such as defamation, harassment, misrepresentation and more across the social media channels, from employers to employees and vice versa.

Mr. Khairul Anuar Shaharudin
Messrs. Khairul, Suhaila & Hazlina

Workplace Abuse – The Woes of Many an Employer
Employers are constantly looking at making the working environment as comfortable and conducive for employees in hopes of increasing productivity, dedication and loyalty ranging from attractive monetary to non-monetary benefits. What employers sometimes get in return are employees abusing such benefits, which in some cases can cause staggering effects to an organization. Gain insight into some recommendations on curbing and dealing with potential scenarios in your organization.

Mr. Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Partner & Head of Employment Practice Group
Messrs. Skrine

Recent Employment Issues on the Job

Ms. Sharmini Letchumanan
IR Specialist
New Straits Times Press Berhad

Ms. Asha Menon
HR Consultant

Summary of Recent Employment Cases of Interest
A run-through of recent cases that will give points of learning for HR and legal practitioners.

Mr. P. Jayasingam
Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners

* Jan - Dec 2014
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