Amendments to the Employment Act 1955 (“Act”) have been long overdue. On 30 March 2022, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed in Dewan Negara (Senate). The amendments have not come into force and there is currently no indication as to when this might happen.
Priyanka Sivanath is an associate in the Corporate, Commercial & Securities Group of Wong & Partners and focuses on issues and areas relating to employment. Priyanka has conducted various client trainings, seminars and more recently in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, webinars. These include topics on general compliance with the Malaysia Employment Act as well as key regulatory developments in the employment space. She is also regularly authors and contributes to key alerts, articles and publications by the firm pertaining to developments on employment and labour issues.