Following the announcement by the Malaysia Government regarding the implementation of the Movement Control Order. The National Employment Law Conference 2020 will be postponed depending on the situation of the Covid-19 in Malaysia.

We will contact participants after the 31st of March for updates on what date the conference will be moved too.

For further inquiries please contact Umi (017-355 8948).
Thank you

MySeminars Team

7th April - Day One
8th April - Day Two

9:00am - 9:50am
The Corporate Liability Provision – Section 17A of MACC Act 2009
In effect on June 2020 this amendment will have a deep impact on companies and business entities as well as individuals within these entities. Breaches can carry serious repercussions in the short and long-term. In this session the speaker will present :

  • Key Features Of The Provision And Implications
  • Adequate Procedures Needed To Safeguard The Organisation
  • Understanding Its Implications To Directors, Partners And Top Management
  • Corrupt Activities And Its Impact On Your Business Community


9:50am - 10:40am
Workplace Discrimination in Gender, Race and Religion

In employment, discrimination causes people being denied of jobs, restricted to certain occupations, offered lower pay, declined promotions & increments, to name a few. Therefore, new provisions to the Employment Act will be legislated to prohibit discrimination of employees based on religion, ethnicity and gender, among other things. Let's take a look into issues of discimination and the policies that could be adjusted:

  • Types Of Discrimination
  • Avoiding Discriminatory Practises In Recruitment Processes
  • Employment Discrimination Cases & Complaints
  • What To Expect With The New Provisions

    Donovan Cheah
    Messrs. Donovan & Ho



1:00am - 11:50am
Fraud & Compliance Investigations and Recovery
Many workplace crimes are "inside jobs." They can involve employees stealing money, inventory, equipment or intellectual property. Or they could be more sophisticated schemes such as bribery, kickbacks or payroll fraud. An investigation into an employee's wrongdoing can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming, with unexpected complications if it is not conducted with the utmost care and confidentiality. This session will cover essentials to be considered before, in an investigation and after an alleged fraudulent activity. Monitoring of Employees Developing a fraud response plan Responding to fraudulent activity Conducting an internal investigation Employee Rights & Duties during an Investigation Recovery Remedies

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai


11:50am - 12:40pm
Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
Two years after the international burst of the #MeToo movement, Budget 2020 aims to improve the handling of sexual harassment complaints. Let's take a closer look at how human resources can plan a part in managing & mitigating sexual harassment issues. Presented in this session are:

  • Developing A Responsive Process
  • Changing The Culture
  • Including A Sexual Harassment Code/policy In Your Handbook
  • Fostering A Safer Culture For Employees To Come Forward
  • Procedures To Prevent And Understand The Major Misconduct
  • Case Studies

    Tham Li Vyen
    Partner - Dispute Resolution
    Raja, Darryl & Loh



2:00pm - 4:30pm
Forum 1: How Budget 2020 Will & Has Affected Employment in Malaysia?

The Government has revealed that it plans to review the Employment Act 1955, as a measure to remain relevant to the current needs of the labour market. In this forum we will deliberate among our esteemed panelists on the highlights of #Budget2020's employment and HR issues.

Areas open to discussion are:

  • Minimum Wage
  • The Employment Act 1955
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employee Discrimination
  • The Different "@Work" Programmes

    Sivabalah Nadarajah
    Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co.

    Kunaseelan Nadarajah


9:00am - 9:50am
Best Practices for a Retrenchment Exercise
With the worldwide economic slowdown, several organisations have no choice but to cut back and adjust their business operations. As such, retrenchment has now become an issue in the country. When undergoing a retrenchment exercise, employers have certain obligations to take note of and employees have certain rights. In this session, we take a look at retrenchment from a legal perspective and the many legal considerations behind a retrenchment exercise. Here is what will be discussed:

  • Best Practices In Retrenching
  • Guidelines In Selecting Employees To Retrench
  • Legal Considerations
  • Code Of Conduct For Industrial Harmony


9:50am - 10:40am
Absenteeism in the Workplace: Handling It Effectively and Within Legal Boundaries
It is said absence makes the heart grow fonder, but that's rarely the case when they are your employees. Beyond legal recourse, there are steps employers can take to better manage or reduce employee absenteeism. Areas to be discussed in this session include:

  • Challenges In Handling Absenteeism
  • Responsibilities Of HR
  • Employee Attendance Policy
  • Best Approaches In Addressing Unscheduled Absences
  • Recommended Disciplinary Procedures
  • Legal Issues That Can Arise

    Badrol-Izam Baharom
    General Manager
    HR Operations
    Sapura Energy Berhad



11:00am - 11:50am
OSHA Investigations – Know the Process
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act exists to enforce safety and health regulations in places of employment throughout Malaysia. The Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) typically conducts workplace investigations without notifying employers, and an unexpected knock on the door can leave employers overwhelmed. Knowing DOSH's inspection process prepares employers in any situations. In this session we will take a look into things that employers should know:

  • The Provision Of The Occupational Safety And Health Act 1994
  • Type Of Accidents & Ensuing Investigations
  • Investigation Processes
  • Penalties
    Pn Salina Bt. Tukimin
    Pengarah BahagianKejuruteraan Forensik
    Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan


11:50am - 12:40pm
The Do's and Don'ts of Conducting Employee Background Checks
Most people might find it unseemly to run a background check on a potential date prior to saying yes. But the same does not hold true when hiring a new employee. While taking a chance on a blind date may result in a bad evening, there's absolutely no doubt that making a wrong hiring decision can haunt your company, your other employees and your client base for a much longer run. Some areas to consider:

  • Pre-Hiring Considerations
  • Interview Process
  • Applicant Assessment
  • Legal Boundaries On Background Checks

    Sam Haggag
    Country Manager


2:00pm - 4:30pm
Forum 2: Disruptive HR: Staying Relevant in Uncharted Territories

We're currently living in one of the most rapidly changing and disruptive periods. And with a multigenerational workforce, expectations of millennials, trust in leadership and popularity of new work trends, it's difficult to keep up with it all. In this forum we will sit down among seasoned HR professionals to share with your and discuss their best approaches in surviving this era. Areas to be discussed:

  • Building A Solid Workforce In A Disrupted World
  • Employee Experience
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assembling The Right Teams
  • Tracking, Measurements And Recalibratiom

    Zamir Hamdy Hamdan
    Assistant Vice President,
    (Human Capital)

    Chee Gay Lim
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    TDCX (formerly know as Teledirect Telecommerce)