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Welcome to the Free Online Resource for Malaysian Labour Laws

There are a number of labour laws in Malaysia. This site pays particular attention to major ones like the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967 and Trade Unions Act 1959. The Employment Act provides minimum terms and coditions (mostly of monetary value) to certain category of workers, the Industrial Relations Act provides ways for settlement of trade disputes between employers and employees, whereas the Trade Unions Act regulates trade union registration and the uses of trade union funds. As these Acts are quite complex, you should take the time to go through them; they can be interesting, if you are interested.

Popular Labour Law Guides

  • Annual Leave

    60E. (1) An employee shall be entitled to paid annual leave of : (a) eight days for every twelve months of continuous service with the same emp... more

  • Termination and Lay-off Benefits

    1. These Regulations may be cited as the Employment (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) Regulations 1980. 2. In these Regulations unless the context o... more

  • Who is Covered Under the Employment Act

  • Sick Leave

    (1) An employee shall, after examination at the expense of the employer: (a) by a registered medical practitioner duly appointed by... more

  • Differences Between the Employment Act and the Industrial Relations Act

    1. Any person, irrespective of his occupation, who has entered into a contract of service with an employer under which s... more

  • Contract of Service

    Under the Employment Act 1955 "Contract of service" is defined as: “contract of service” means any agreement, whether oral ... more

  • Deductions from Wages

    (1). No deductions shall be made by an employer from the wages of an employee otherwise than in accordance with this Act. (2) It shall be lawful ... more

  • Probation

    The Employment Act does distinguish between a employee under probation and other employees. He enjoys all the same rights as any other confirmed employee. ... more

  • Guide To Industrial Relations Act 1967

    1. Protection of rights of workmen and employers and their trade unions.No person shall interfere with, restrain or coerce a workman or an employer in the e... more

  • Maternity Benefits

    37. (1) (a) Every female employee shall be entitled to maternity leave for a period of not less than sixty consecutive days (also referred to in this Part a... more

  • Domestic Inquiry

    14. (1) An employer may, on the grounds of misconduct inconsistent with the fulfillment of the express or implied conditions of his service, after due inqui... more