Employment Act 1955 with the Latest 2022/23 Amendments, EPF Act 1991, SOCSO Act 1969 & EIS (2018)

18-19 Jun, 2024, Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

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Cyril Pagadala has a BA in English and an MA in Human Resource Management. He comes with many years of real hands-on work experience in Human Resource Management, Operations, Customer Service and Administration in various industries such banking, manufacturing, hospitality and other service industries as followed by more than 17 years of corporate training and lecturing.


He has worked for both local and multinationals and in both small and large companies. He was the Director of Human Resource & Administration of a group of companies.


The bulk of his work experience has been in the field of human resource management. He has gone through the whole gamut of HRM functions. In the process he has learnt the HR laws through class-room learning and making errors during practice


Cyril’s tenure in organizations has provided him with deep insight and lasting exposure to various problems and solutions of different kinds. He brings this exposure to his specialized areas of training.


He delivers and facilitates the courses in a simple, easy-to understand way and willingly shares knowledge. Due to his real hard-knock work experience, he is able to provide many simple solutions to work challenges.


He has trained many participants from various industries. Some of them are: Hospitality: Hotel Maya, Tanjung Rhu Resort, Equatorial Hotel, Shangrila Hotel, NIKKO Hotel, Country Heights Resorts, Nando’s, Mines Resort, Boulevard Hotel, STAR Cruises; Foreign Embassy: Japan Travel Bureau (Japan Embassy); Medical: Hospital Pantai Indah, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Optimax Eye Specialist Centre: Shipping: Kudrat Maritime, Global Airfreight, MISC; Car: Honda, EON, PERODUA, Swedish Motor Assemblies; Construction: Bumimetro Construction, YTL Land, Fujiya Constructions; Consultants: Job Street.com, Job Hunt, Eurogain Consulting; Education: INTI College, University Islam International; Banks: MBB, RHB, MBF Cards; Cosmetics: Clara International; Food: Cadbury, Dumex, Sara Lee, BABA Products; Insurance: Multipurpose Insurance, Takaful Nasional, Manulife, Technology: STT Technologies, Samsung Electronics (M), JVC Video (M), UPD Systems, Malaysian Biotechnology Sdn Bhd; IT: Oracle (USA), Orga (Germany); Petrol & Chemicals: Petrochemical, Petronas, Hitachi Chemical, Sime Kansai, CCM Chemicals; Electronics: Toshiba, Sony, Canon, Hitachi; Media: Redtone Telecommunications, STAR, NST; Tyres: Continental Sime Tyres; Steel: Prestar Steel Pipes, Perwaja Steel, Genting Sanyen, Ornasteel Enterprise Corporation; Voluntary Bodies: Malaysia AIDS Council; Manufacturing: Malaysia Newsprint Sdn Bhd, , BC Wonder Bowl, Schaefer Kalk (M), Guardian Venture (M), Sinora, Cargil Palm Products, Vacances; Government & GLCs: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Income Tax Board, Airod, Sabah Tourism Board, FELDA, Telekom Malaysia, TNB, Company Commission of Malaysia, EPF (Malaysia), EPF (Brunei).

Venue Details

Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Pantai Baharu, Jaya Tower 3,
Phone : 03-2298 1888

Contact us

03 2283 6109

03 2283 6100

03 2283 6101

A-28-5, 28th Floor, Menara UOA Bangsar, 
No.5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 
59000 Kuala Lumpur

  • Employment Contracts
  • Normal Hours and OT
  • Special Protection for Women Employees
  • Rest Days & OT
  • PH and OT
  • Annual Leave & Unpaid Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity Allowance / Leave
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Minimum Wages Order (latest)
  • Wages: Advances and Deductions
  • Part-timers
  • Disciplinary Penalties
  • Minimum Retirement Age Act (2012), Retrenchment & Termination Benefits
  • EPF: Contributions
  • EPF: Benefits
  • SOCSO: Contributions
  • SOCSO: Benefits
  • Employment Insurance System (2018)

What Is the Purpose of These Laws?


The Employment Act 1955, Labour Ordinance 2004 (Sabah), Labour Ordinance 2005 (Sarawak) specify the obligations of employer to provide certain benefits to employees.


The latest Minimum Wages Order specifies the latest revised minimum wages that should be paid. This is revised every 2 years.


The Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 sets the minimum retirement age.


Part-timers are entitled to certain benefits under the Part-timers (Employment) Rules 2010.


The EPF Act 1991 is a retirement scheme for employees.


The SOCSO Act 1969 is an insurance scheme for Malaysian employees for employment injury or invalidity.


The EIS (2018) (Employment Insurance System) is an insurance scheme for all retrenched employees.

  • Employers
  • HR Managers
  • HR Executives
  • Payroll Specialists
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialists

Interactive Presentations, Discussion, Workshop Sessions & Case Studies

  1. Identifying who is covered under the Employment Act 1955; EPF Act 1991 & SOCSO Act 1961 & EIS (2018)
  2. Administering the benefits of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, PH, rest days
  3. Calculating OT on normal work days, rest days and PH
  4. Calculating retrenchment benefits
  5. Contributing correctly to EPF, SOCSO & EIS
  6. Making claims to benefits under EPF, SOCSO & EIS
  7. Calculating payment for OT, rest day and PH for PART- TIMERS
  8. Determining what minimum wages should be paid under the latest Minimum Wages Order
9:00 Employment Contracts
  • What is the Employment Act?
  • Who is covered under the Act?
  • Types of contracts
  • Are oral contracts legal?
  • When must you have a written contract?
  • General penalties

    Normal Hours and OT
  • Normal working hours & days
  • Overtime Rates
  • Max hours of work
  • Max hours of OT
  • Breaks during normal work hours and OT
10:45 Special Protection for Women Employees
  • Working hours and days
  • Minimum rest hours per day
  • Overnight work

    Rest Days & OT
  • Minimum and maximum days of rest per week
  • Payment rates for work during work hours and OT
  • Can an employee be forced to work on a rest day?
12.00 PH and OT
  • What is the difference between compulsory and non- compulsory PH?
  • No. of days of compulsory and non-compulsory PH
  • Payment rates for work during normal hours and OT on PH

    Annual Leave & Unpaid Leave
  • No. of days of entitlement
  • Conditions for paid leave
  • Encashment of leave
  • Rate for work done during normal hours / OT rates
  • ‘Emergency’ leave and annual leave
  • Salary computation / deduction for unpaid leave
1:00 Lunch


Sick Leave

  • Qualification for sick leave
  • No. of days of hospitalized and non-hospitalized sick leave
  • How to treat sick leave in excess of EA
  • The ‘deemed to be hospitalized’ clause
  • Can an employee go to a non-panel doctor?
  • Must an employer pay for medical expenses?

    Maternity Allowance / Leave
  • No of days of paid maternity leave
  • Unpaid maternity leave
  • Qualifications for maternity allowance
  • Can an employee claim maternity allowance from more than one employee?
  • Can an ex-employee claim maternity allowance?

    Sexual Harassment
  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Procedure for reporting sexual harassment
  • Responsibility of employer
  • Responsibility of Labour department
  • Investigation of sexual harassment

Minimum Wages Order (latest)

  • What is the minimum wages to be paid in west and east Malaysia?
  • What allowances can be included under minimum wages?
  • Effective dates of Minimum Wages Order
  • Monthly rates, daily rates and hourly rates
  • Minimum wages for probationers

    Wages: Advances and Deductions
  • Authorized deductions from salary
  • Limit in deductions
  • Modes of payment
  • Payment date
  • Content of salary slip
  • Deductions for overpayment
  • Responsibilities of principles and contractors

  • Who are the part-timers protected by EA?
  • No. of annual leave days
  • No. of sick leave days
  • No. of work hours and OT rate
  • No. of PH and OT rate
  • No. of Rest days and OT rate
5:00 End of Day 1
9:00 Disciplinary Penalties
  • Suspension period
  • Payment rate during suspension before and after domestic inquiry
  • Types of disciplinary penalties after domestic inquiry
  • How to compute ½ pay?

    Minimum Retirement Age Act (2012), Retrenchment & Termination Benefits
  • Minimum retirement age
  • Effective date of minimum retirement age
  • Who qualifies for retrenchment and termination benefit?
  • Rate of retrenchment and termination benefits
  • LIFO principle of retrenchment
  • Retrenchment VS unfair dismissal claims
10:45 EPF: Contributions
  • Who must contribute?
  • Must a non-citizen also contribute?
  • Definition of wages for EPF contributions
  • Rate of contributions under Parts A, B, C, D
  • Rate of contribution by non-citizens & employers
  • Rate of contribution for employees below and above 55 years of age
  • Maximum age for contribution

    EPF: Benefits
  • Withdrawal on reaching 50 & 55 & 60 years of age
  • Withdrawal for other reasons before 50 / 55 years of age
  • Re-contribution to EPF after full withdrawal
  • Full and partial withdrawal
  • Periodic withdrawals
  • Additional payments for funeral and permanent disablement
  • Maximum age for withdrawal
1:00 Lunch

2:00 SOCSO: Contributions
  • Who needs to contribute?
  • Rate of contribution under categories 1 and 2
  • Definition of wages for SOCSO
  • Penalties for non-contribution
  • Who is responsible for contribution?
  • Maximum ages of contribution under Employment Injury Scheme and Invalidity Schemes
  • Returns and registers

    SOCSO: Benefits
  • Temporary and Permanent Disablement Benefit
  • Total and Partial Disablement
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Invalidity Grant
  • Pension Schemes
  • Contribution qualification for benefit
  • Survivors’ / dependents’ pension
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Medical Benefit
  • Funeral Benefit
  • Education Benefit
  • Accidents while traveling
  • Procedures in claims
3.45 Employment Insurance System (2018)
  • Purpose of the scheme
  • Who must contribute?
  • Benefits of the scheme
5:00 End of Course