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To help you stay informed about employment law developments in Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie has launched its latest podcast series, Need to Know: The Asia Pacific Employment Law Podcast. In this series, we will be discussing recent legislative changes, notable cases and other employment law hot topics.

Episode 1: Amendments to Malaysia’s Employment Act – Effective 1 January 2023

In our first episode, partner Trishelea Sandosam (Kuala Lumpur) and legal assistant Han Yang Quek (Kuala Lumpur) explain the key changes to Malaysia’s Employment Act that came into effect on 1 January 2023, and what employers should be doing in response to these changes.

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For more information about these podcasts, please contact:

Ferrol Martin Conde
Business Development Coordinator
Asia Pacific

Emma Pugh
Knowledge Lawyer
Hong Kong

Author

Celeste is a Principal in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Practice Groups. Her practice encompasses corporate and commercial dispute resolution, compliance and investigations. She has significant experience acting for global clients in cross-border disputes and advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of cross-border investigations. Celeste also has a particular focus in employment, particularly contentious employment work and employee investigations, and currently heads Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Practice. Celeste has been recognised as a 'Litigation Star' in the Labor and Employment space by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, 2021 and has been ranked Band 1 in Employment in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2019 to date. She is recognised as "highly regarded in Singapore for her employment law advice, handling unfair dismissal claims and retrenchments"; a "source praises her 'very responsive and practical advice'" and that "Celeste is a brilliant lawyer and is able to provide effective advice to clients in a timely manner." Celeste is also ranked as a Leading Individual in Labour and employment in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 and noted as "a litigator with a strong record in employment disputes" and in the foreign firms section as "a dispute resolution specialist with an extensive record in contentious employment matters".

Author

Trishelea is a partner in the Employment Practice Group of Wong & Partners. Her practice focuses on employment and industrial relations, and maritime and shipping law.

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Han Yang Quek is a Legal Assistant in Wong & Partners, Kuala Lumpur office.

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