On 26 August 2022, the Minister of Human Resources announced a delay to the implementation date of the amendments to the Malaysian Employment Act. The amendments to the EA were originally anticipated to take effect on 1 September 2022, but this has reportedly been deferred to 1 January 2023. The Minister had clarified that this delay would allow employers to focus, in the short term, on recovering from the difficult economic situation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This would also, practically, provide a longer runway for employers to assess their employment benefits for compliance under the amended EA.
Eddie Chuah is a partner with the Dispute Resolution and Compliance Practice Group. He is involved in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration, industrial relations disputes and compliance. He undertakes a wide variety of briefs as lead counsel in complex litigation and arbitration matters. His briefs include all types' of commercial disputes including post M&A disputes, restructuring and insolvency litigation. He also focuses on compliance issues, in particular, anti-corruption investigation, government procurement, fraud, audit and prevention. Eddie was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018. He has also been recognised by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star in the areas of Commercial and transactions (2019 – 2021), Construction, Insolvency and Labour & Employment (2019 – 2021). He is regularly sought after for his ability to simplify complex disputes / legal issues and to provide strategic input to implement solutions to assist clients in achieving successful outcomes.