Practice Area – Employment


ILChambers recognises the very important legal relationship between employers and their employees, and we routinely advise on matters such as employee contracts, policies and handbooks, employee disputes, retrenchment and redundancies, Voluntary Separation Schemes (VSS), Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOS) as well as guidance through the formal processes in the relevant government agencies and in the industrial court. We regularly advise foreign clients in these areas as well, particularly those looking to expand into the local market and ensuring compliance with local employment regulations.

  • Advised a global food manufacturing conglomerate on a claim for wrongful termination threatened by a former financial controller.
  • Advised a Singapore-based pay-day advance fintech platform on its operations in Malaysia, including advisory with respect to structuring such offerings within the framework of the Employment Act 1955.
  • Advised a local franchisee of a Korean franchise on establishing an employee share option scheme (ESOS).
  • Advised a former employee of a major ride-sharing company with regard to a dispute in the severance payment.
  • Advised a British chemical manufacturer on the privacy aspects at issue in conducting internal investigations into employee conduct.
  • Advised a Brazilian multinational metals and mining company on the personal data compliance of their Malaysian subsidiary with domestic law.
  • Advised a global technology research firm on the processing of employees’ work email accounts and communication devices for the purposes of ascertaining wrongdoing.
  • Advised a British university on the application of anti-discrimination laws in Malaysia in relation to its student and faculty.

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