Christopher Lee & Ong: Highlights of the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021

There has been great anticipation over the past few years on the proposed amendments to be made to the existing Employment Act 1955 (“Act”) in Malaysia. The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 (“Bill”) to amend the Act was tabled in Parliament for first reading on 25 October 2021. Although the proposed changes set out in the Bill are less wide-ranging as previously envisaged, there are nonetheless notable proposed changes that may affect certain industries.

This Update provides a summary of the material proposed amendments.

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