RM 8.4 million awarded against Employers and Businesses for WRONGFUL TERMINATION on Employees (Jan - Jul 2014). Average of 13,147 Cases get referred to Industrial Court of Malaysia each year. Each year more than 9,250 SMEs get fined by Labour Department. Can you as Employers afford this risk?
When someone asks what we do, it is tempting for us to point back to our unblemished 19 years of providing top notch industrial relations advisory works to Human Resource professionals all over Malaysia. We have been living by our mission to assist and train your Human Resource and Industrial Relations personnel on all aspects of labour laws in Malaysia and together we believe we are able to redefine the standards required of this profession.
The big question is…..How can we add value to your business?
Human Resource is slowly developing into a very strategic role. Gone are those days where this practice revolves solely around payroll and leave applications. With a surge in labour law disputes arising from the interpretation of the Employment Act 1955 and the Industrial Relations Act 1967, companies now require experts in this field to advice on best practice methods to prevent unnecessary lawsuits.
MECA sets itself apart from it's legal competitors because we are driven by the ambition to hold and guide our Clients before a case or dispute is anticipated. That is the main reason we encourage Clients to join us on a retainer system! A member of MECA will be able to enjoy the benefits of getting advice on the go, being updated with the development of labour laws in Malaysia, etc. With our years of experience, we have been able to explore many industries in great depth we trust that with the experience of handling our list of Clients, we will be able to assist you.
Still unclear? Here's a brief summary of some of the services we provide:
>> Drafting of appointment letters, show cause letters, notice of inquiry, dismissal letters, etc
>> Review and drafting of employee handbooks, policies and procedures on all labour law issues (including sexual harassment, whistleblowing, code of conducts, anti-corruption, etc).
>> Designing compensation packages upon termination of employment (usually for retrenchment, VSS, medical board out).
>> Conducting thorough and in-depth industrial relations research.
>> Conducting audit on cases for misconduct in employment or poor performance.
>> Preparation for negotiations for collective agreement.
>> Providing opinions based on the law and decided cases by telephone, fax, e-mail or in writing.
>>Preparing for and conducting domestic inquiries, including providing training to prosecutors and panel members.
>> Preparation for conciliation with industrial relations officers.
>> Advice on mergers and acquisitions, changes in ownership of businesses, retrenchment and restructuring.
>> Assist in negotiations or meetings with the union.
>> Representing employers at Labour Court hearings.
>> Assisting in Industrial Court cases through our panel lawyers.
>> Public & In-house training Courses for all labour law matters.