If you’re one of the employees or wage earners out there, it is always good for you to get acquainted with some of the ins and outs of the labor laws in Malaysia. Sometimes, we fail to realize that we are being victimized by our own employer without us knowing and we have ourselves to blame for our negligence. Also, many a time, we failed to comprehend and understand our right and entitlement as an employee.
A Handbook of Malaysian Labour Laws is written to explain the labour laws in a simple and straight forward manner, and with the author’s attempt to provide the information in a layman terms, this makes an ideal book for beginners.
The author also seems to have, as far as possible, avoided the excessive use of technical and legal jargons in his writing. In short, the book is well suited for human resource personnel, trade union leaders, students specializing in human resource management, and other employees in different specialization.
The 470-page book was written by M. N D’Cruz, who possesses more than 40 years of working experience in education and corporate sectors. D’Cruz was a member of the Panel of the Industrial Court of Malaysia from 1973 to 1989, where he gained valuable hands-on experience dealing with dismissal cases, non-compliance, collective agreements and disciplinary actions.
Throughout the book, newspaper reports, case studies and court judgments have been included to give a clearer picture to the readers on how certain issues are resolved.
Some useful information you will discover:
- Are you covered by the Employment Act 1955?
- What can you do if your employer does not pay your salary on time?
- Can an employee refuse to do overtime?
- Can your employer force you to take annual leave when you do not wish to?
- Can your employer change your employment terms and conditions?
The author, D’Cruz currently operates his own Human Resource consultancy firm, offering Employment and Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, Labour Laws, Industrial relations, Supervisory Skills, Occupational Safety and Health and more.
- Book title: A Handbook of Malaysian Labour Laws
- Retail price: RM69
- Available at: Major bookstores (MPH, Popular etc)