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Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Senate approved on third reading on Monday a bill that will give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements.

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Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1284 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Jee Mun v Mohamed, Yeng & Co

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1282 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Chong Fui Thung v Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1278 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Yap Pui Yee v Suon Kee Preserved Fruits Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1276 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Mac Nold A/L Simon Johnsom v Indrapura Properties Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1272 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Julia Hanim Binti Mat Noh v Sigma Master Security Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1271 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon

Contract - Breach; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Employment law - Employees’ duties - Duty of good faith and fidelity

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 96; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Mohamad Norzam Bin Abas v Flexsys Chemicals (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1244 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Saiful Azwan Bin Abdul Majid v EON Auto Mart Sdn Bhd/EON Bhd

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1232 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Shahnon Bin Mohd Saaid and 7 Others v Proton Edar Sdn Bhd

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1211 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also involve six other laws is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in July. Among the laws are the Industrialisation ...
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Baladevan A/L Nadarajan v PPG Performance Coatings (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1222 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Rima Melini Binti Md Tamin v Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1243 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.

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Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards

Myanmar’s parliament has enacted the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law to promote safe and secure working environments for labourers and workers.

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays more

HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon

Contract - Breach; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Employment law - Employees’ duties - Duty of good faith and fidelity

Employment Claims (Amendment) Rules 2019 Employment (Administrative Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Employment (Retrenchment Reporting) Notification 2019 more

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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