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Retrenchment: The Law and Practice in Malaysia


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Retrenchment: The Law and Practice in Malaysia
Jul 2012
Hardback, 580 pp

USD 75.00

(All prices are valid in Malaysia, and subject to change without prior notice.)

The importance of job security in the form of continuity in employment in an organisation up to the normal retirement age applies to the general working population. Unfortunately job loss justified by economic and business needs is an inevitable and painful consequence of a corporate restructuring or reorganisation process. It is however essential that the termination of an employment contract on the grounds of redundancy must flow from justifiable grounds which must be bona fide and untainted by any unfair labour practice.

Retrenchment is full of legal intricacies. This book gives insight into the law and practice of retrenchment in Malaysia. Following an overview of the concept of retrenchment, it delves into the circumstances that might lead to retrenchment, the protection provided by the law, the calculation of retrenchment benefits and the payment thereof in the event of insolvency or the winding-up of a company, the operation of the Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony, as well as the idea of the setting up of a retrenchment fund and the mechanism for its effective implementation from the Islamic law perspective.

Written by authors who have wide experience in employment law, this book makes regular reference to statutory sources and cases from the courts to explain the working of the law and practice of retrenchment. A chapter sets out illustrations from decided cases to assist the reader to better understand how retrenchment can be properly carried out, and the nature and quantum of benefits that may be awarded by the court. The operation of a voluntary separation scheme that often takes place in a business restructuring is also considered.
This book will certainly provide much-needed information to employers, employees and their legal advisers.

Readership: Human resource practitioners, lawyers, in-house counsel, judicial officers and employees

Jurisdiction: Malaysia


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