17 April - Day Two
18 April - Day Two

9:00am - 10:00am 
Amendments to Employment-Related
Regulations in Malaysia Over The Last 5 Years

  • What are the amendments in the Employment Act, Industrial Relations Act, Labour Ordinance and other employment-related regulations?
  • How are these amendments applied?
  • Do any organisations require changes to be made to comply; if not already complying

10:00am - 11:00am
Significance of Mutual Separation Scheme/Agreement:
The Challenges and Approaches
  • When is an employment separation agreement desirable?
  • What claims could a terminated employee assert?
  • Determine the Law governing employee waiver of claims
  • What are the do's & don'ts in negotiating mss or vsa ?
    Donovan Cheah
    Donovan & Ho


11:15am - 12:15pm
When Work Intersects With Politics
  • In colourful political times, comments and actions resonating employees opinions are aplenty
  • What can you do legally to an employee who decides to march, demonstrate or plant a flag on a sensitive issue that may be detrimental to your organisation?
  • What can you do if it’s all on social media?
  • Learn the rights of employees regarding political, controversial and even hate speech
  • Understand employers’ rights - sometimes obligation - to respond to political, controversial and even hate speech
  • Develop a framework for evaluating the sometimes competing rights of employers and employees with regards to on-duty conduct, off-duty conduct and social media use.


12:15pm - 1:15pm
Working on Overtime: An Update on Remuneration
  • Learn how overtime regulations have changed or are anticipated to change
  • How are these regulations interpreted, applied and enforced?
  • What does your organisation need to adjust in terms of policies and practices to ensure compliance?


2:30pm - 3:45pm
Panel Discussion

Employment Insurance Scheme

  • A recap on the regulations and responsibilities
  • How the first quarter of 2018 has fared in compliance?
    Datuk Hj Shamsuddin Bardan Executive Director
    Malaysia Enployment Federation

    Abdul Halim Mansor
    Malaysian Trades Union Congress MTUC


3:45pm - 4:45pm
Surviving a Performance Improvement Plan:
Both Sides of the Coin
  • Viewing the PIP as a constructive tool rather than an employee’s exit permit
  • Making it a solution for reconciling a mismatch of expectations or perception
    Getting the “managing back in” mindset across



9:00am - 10:00am
Modern Technology at the Workplace

  • Challenges of modern technology - a helping hand or a hindering one?
  • New ways of working
  • Current legislation available to suit this growing arena
  • What can we do if there are any legal gaps?


10:00am - 11:00am
The Digital Employer

  • Digitalisation of work
  • Mobile work statistics and legal frameworks
  • Legal framework conditions of home office and time regulations
  • Health and safety requirements on home office and mobile work
  • Employee management from a distance


11:15am - 12:15pm
Data, Trade Secrets and Breaches:
Cyber-Protection and Response Measures for 2018 and Beyond

  • Policy, personnel and training vulnerabilities
  • How to establish a response program on which you can rely when responding to a data security incident of any magnitude?
  • How to identify resources for investigating an incident,
    so that you can provide required after-breach protection ? (such as identity theft protection, response call centers and notifications)

    Deepak Pillai
    Head, Technology, Media, Telecoms & Data Protection Practice Christopher & Lee Ong


2:30pm - 3:45pm
High Achievers and High Deceivers:
How Your Strongest Asset Can Be Your Biggest Liability

  • Highly valued employees becoming culprits of workplace harassment or discrimination with management closing an eye to it
  • Understand the legal ramifications of this unwanted behaviour
  • Mitigating these legal risks as not to mar the organisation's reputation
  • Can you manage their behaviour without affecting their productivity?

    Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
    Messrs. SKRINE


3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sexual Harassment: The Perennial Thorn In Your Side

  • In these cyber-times, what other forms of harassment can be viewed as sexual
  • Should an employee take a sexual harassment case to the police, where does this leave the organisation?
  • Is it better to manage cases internally or not?
  • Tried and tested ways to curb or police potential sexual harassment cases
    Anand Ponnudurai
    Messrs. Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva


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