Event Details

AMCHAM invites you to a briefing session on the latest amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 which has come into force on 1 January 2021.

The new amendments now allow:

  • automatic referrals of wrongful dismissal cases to the Industrial Court without filtering mechanism of the Minister;
  • direct appeal against Industrial Court awards to the High Court instead of through judicial review;
  • continued hearing of wrongful dismissal proceedings after the Claimant's death and the award of back wages and/or compensation to next-of-kin in lieu of reinstatement;
  • harsher penalties for non-compliance of Industrial Court awards

These are major changes employers need to take note of, so please join us and take this opportunity to gain a better understanding of how these new amendments would affect your organization.

Mr. Leonard Yeoh, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups at Tay & Partners will be giving an overview of the current changes to the Act, and Mr. Vishnu Jeevapragasan, Head of Legal & Industrial Relations at Manpower Group Malaysia will provide insights and things to look out for from an employer's perspective.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Platform: MS Teams Meetings


This event is free for AMCHAM Members and staff of member companies. Non Member tickets are subject to a registration fee. Registration is compulsory for access to the webinar.


  • Please note only REGISTERED participants will receive access to the scheduled session. Please check your registered email address for further instructions.
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For more information, please contact us at events@amcham.com.my


  • Leonard Yeoh (Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups at Tay & Partners)

    Leonard Yeoh

    Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups at Tay & Partners

    Leonard leads the Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups.

    Leonard has substantial trial, appellate and arbitration experience and has litigated as counsel at all levels of the alaysian and Singaporean court hierarchy as well as domestic and international arbitrations, representing mainly blue-chip corporate clients and foreign multinational companies. From 2001 to 2002, he practiced with one of Asia-Pacific’s premier law firms, based in Singapore and has acted as counsel in numerous cases before the High Court of Singapore and conducted domestic and international arbitrations held in Singapore.

    Leonard is consistently rated and ranked as Malaysia’s pre-eminent dispute resolution and employment lawyer by Chambers Asia, the AsiaPacific Legal 500, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, The Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Management Employment Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal and Asian Legal Business (ALB). Leonard has also been nominated as one of the Disputes Stars at the Asia--Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards in Hong Kong for a record 5 consecutive years.

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  • Vishnu Jeevapragasan (Head of Legal & Industrial Relations at ManpowerGroup Malaysia)

    Vishnu Jeevapragasan

    Head of Legal & Industrial Relations at ManpowerGroup Malaysia

    Vishnu is the Head of Legal and Industrial Relations at ManpowerGroup Malaysia wherein he handles a multitude of responsibilities including Governmental Affairs, compliance, management etc. He is experienced in employment, corporate, commercial and contract law. He represented ManpowerGroup to provide industry feedback to the Ministry of Human Resource throughout the process of the then proposed amendments to the Industrial Act were being discussed. Vishnu has experience in this region with regards to corporate law (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia) and experience from the UK and Europe.

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Member Price Free
Member Company
Standard Price Free
Non Member
Standard Price RM 50