Industrial Relations and Law
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LAW
The objective of this program is to ensure that participants understand the essentials of collective bargaining that eventually is cemented into a collective agreement, which is the employment contract between the employer and the trade union including its members during the tenure of that agreement. After the conclusion of the collective agreement, industrial peace and harmony is maintained by observance of the terms and conditions in good faith by parties to that agreement.
DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES & DOMESTIC INQUIRYDetails
Employees are the most important assets of an organization because they are the critical deciding factor that spearheads the organization’s success or failure. Having a disciplined workforce is a critical success factor for higher productivity and meeting organizational goals and objectives including its effectiveness.
Therefore, it becomes vital and imperative for Heads of Departments and Line Managers to identify and handle misconduct including conduct an effective domestic inquiry for the purpose of establishing whether employees have committed any misconduct. Dismissal of an employee must withstand the scrutiny of the Industrial Court and therefore it is essential that a proper domestic inquiry be held before dismissals are contemplated.
DEALING WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACEDetails
Sexual Harassment at the workplace has been on the rise but due to embarrassment, helplessness, and the fear of being ridiculed or ostracized, or worse still, of losing their jobs and benefits at the workplace, most victims of sexual harassment are prevented from raising the problem and consequently suffer in silence.
During this program you will acquire an understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment and its prevention, learn how to develop a policy statement on the company’s stand on sexual harassment, understanding the implications and consequences of not addressing sexual harassment and acquiring knowledge and skills on how to handle cases related to sexual harassment.
TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENTDetails
We are bound by certain rules and regulations set as law, and employment in itself is protected by many. When it comes to employees that are not an asset to the organization, the need to remove them from the employ of the organization arises. However, the question of how to do so ethically and with sufficient cause will be addressed in this program.
By the end of this program, participants will understand the circumstances under which an employee’s contract of employment may be terminated, and the different procedures to be followed prior to the termination depending on the grounds of termination.
This program will identify the various acts which the employer may treat as misconduct and take appropriate disciplinary action. In the program, the effect of the Company Handbook on the general principles of law in relation to what constitutes misconduct, will also be examined. Participants will also be able to further identify several common misconducts and discuss the kind of evidence that is necessary to prove the commission of these misconducts.
MANAGING ABSENTEEISM FOR PRODUCTIVITYDetails
In this program, participants will be trained to understand the practical problems faced by Management in confronting and controlling absenteeism, track and measure absenteeism levels with the use of technology and acquire strategies that can be adopted at the workplace to reduce absenteeism and how to improve employee attendance.
Participants will also learn how to control and manage absenteeism costs, understand and apply the legal provisions governing absenteeism and absence without leave and appreciate Industrial Court precedents. They will also learn the concepts of drawing up an attendance policy.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FOR SENIOR MANAGERSDetails
(DISMISSALS: RIGHTS & REMEDIES)
In this program, participants will learn how to manage industrial relations effectively by balancing the rights and prerogative of Management with legitimate expectations of employees to security of tenure. They will also be able to understand the crux of industrial relations by reflecting on the latest and relevant cases from the Industrial Court.
Participants will be equipped and updated with the knowledge needed by senior managers to implement effective policies towards their organization’s human capital development. They can also improve the risk management of the organization against the unnecessary and costly legal implications of poor industrial relations management.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1967Details
SABAH LABOUR ORDINANCE & GRIEVANCE HANDLINGDetails
Understanding the Sabah Labour Ordinance including misconduct and the proper handling of misconduct is essential for every line manager or supervisor who supervises subordinates. There are negative consequences to the employer if the Sabah Labour Ordinance is not correctly implemented.
This program has been designed and tailored to create awareness and to enhance comprehension so that appropriate and correct steps are taken by the employer to avoid unnecessary disputes and create healthy labour relations.
In today's business world, knowledge of basic business law is vital to protecting your organizations. This business law program provides participants with an understanding of business law as it relates to a working business environment. Awareness of these laws gives participants the knowledge to prevent lawsuits against their organizations, as well as to know their options and rights should their organizations be faced with a lawsuit.
Many employees have little to no knowledge about business law - this can leave their organizations unprotected against unnecessary lawsuits. It is particularly important that participants are trained in business law, as they supervise others and must do so with laws relating to their business in mind. Employees who have training in basic business law - civil procedure, liabilities, tort's effect on business, etc.- are more likely to remain focused and preventive in regards to business law, as they understand the consequences of not doing so.
CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT AND EMPLOYMENTDetails
Criminal misconduct may take several forms namely theft, sexual harassment, committing violence or fraud at the workplace. Employers need to deal specifically with each criminal misconduct, and the laws that govern it from the legal and industrial point of view.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONDetails
COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARKS / PATENTS / INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
Most businesses and companies have intellectual property rights. Intellectual Property Rights include inventions, designs, a company or business name or trading name, a logo, brand name, marketing material and the content or design of a Web site, domain names, software, or content of documents or databases. Protecting these assets might protect a competitive edge which a business has gained, or might maximize the asset value of the business. This could contribute towards raising financial capital more easily.
This program creates an awareness of the legal framework within which a company or business can organize itself to obtain maximum commercial benefit from the law.
EMPLOYMENT ACT 1955 & REGULATIONSDetails
Employment Act is a fundamental law, which provides minimum terms of employment to those recognized as employees under the Act. This program will address all relevant provisions highlighting the latest amendments, which came into effect in the year 2000. Upon completion, participants would be able to identify accurately the obligation of an employer under this law.