Essential Law for Secretaries & Managers

28 Aug, 2018, Kuala Lumpur

FOCUSING ON
  • Privacy & Personal Data Law
  • Confidentiality – Keeping Company Secrets
  • Sexual Harassment – Do’s & Don’t’s Affecting Staff & Clients
  • Drafting / Vetting Agreements
  • Concluding Q&A Session
OVERVIEW

This one day legal course has been specially designed to give a basic understanding of the law which must be understood by every Secretary (personal / confidential / private) and Manager (office / HR) to enable him / her to exercise sound judgment and effective leadership in relation to a wide range of law-related issues, namely :

  1. Privacy law and personal data law of every person in the organization
  2. Confidentiality of company secrets
  3. Sexual harassment issues affecting company staff as well as company clients, and
  4. Drafting and vetting of a wide range of agreements (business transactions, employment contracts, loan documentations, joint venture agreements, tenancy agreements, etc.).

A concluding Question & Answer session affords a final opportunity to participants to raise any other legal issues in relation to their roles and responsibilities in their respective organizations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Secretaries
  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • HR Managers
METHODOLOGY
Interactive Lectures, Discussions and Practical Case Studies on all relevant areas to ensure participants grasp clearly issues presented.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
9:00 SESSION ONE: PRIVACY AND PERSONAL DATA LAW
  • Constitutional protection for privacy
  • Meaning of privacy / kinds of privacy
  • Leading cases – Halimahton Din, Hemy Hamissa, Maslinda Ishak, Nasha Aziz
  • Meaning of “personal data” – s 4 PDPA 2010 (Act 709)
  • Personal data protection principles – s 5
  • Unlawful collection and disclosure of personal data – s 130
  • Offences by body corporate – s 133
10:45 SESSION TWO: CONFIDENTIALITY – KEEPING COMPANY SECRETS
  • What is “confidential information”?
  • Safeguarding confidential information
  • Relationship between confidential information and other IP rights
  • What are “trade secrets”
  • Strategies to protect company secrets
  • Confidentiality agreement (NDA)
1:00 Lunch

2:00

SESSION THREE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORK PLACE

  • Elements of sexual harassment – Mohd Ridwan v Asmah (2016, FC)
  • Code of Practice 1999
  • Employment (Amendment) Act 2012, Part XVA
  • In-house mechanism to combat sexual harassment
  • Complaint / grievance procedure
  • Sexual harassment training
  • Employer’s Guide to sexual harassment
3:45 SESSION FOUR: DRAFTING AND VETTING AGREEMENTS
  • Freedom of contract; Sanctity of contract
  • Essential elements of a legally binding contract
  • MoU, Letters of Intent
  • “Subject to contract”
  • Parts (components) of an agreement – signatures, attestations
  • From paper to digital
5:00 End of Course

 

LEARN FROM THE BEST

PROF. DATO’ SALLEH BUANG formerly served as a Federal Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Kuala Lumpur (1970-75), before he left for private practice, the corporate sector and finally the academia. He was the Deputy Dean, Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University until 1990, when he went into full-time consulting.

 

Over the last 3 decades, he had conducted numerous workshops, seminars, corporate briefings and courses covering employment law, land law, housing development, strata law, construction law, joint ventures and planning law. Author of more than 25 books and monographs on a wide range of legal topics, he now writes for his weekly column in New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia.

 

Until 2013, he was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, UTM, Johor. He is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalize War (KLFCW).

 

VENUE DETAILS

Seri Pacific Hotel
Jalan Putra
50350 Kuala Lumpur

Phone :03 4042 5555

 

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