A Practical Guide To The Industrial Relations Act 1967 (2nd Edition) Incorporating the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020


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The Industrial Relations Act 1967 is one of the major laws governing employment relationship in Malaysia. On 4 December 2020, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 with several amendments effective from 1 January 2021 was gazetted. This book includes amendments such as the automatic referral of dismissal cases by the DGIR, introduction of the appeal process under Section 33C of the Amending Act, imposition of interest on Awards, higher penalty for offences under the IRA, union recognition, sole bargaining rights, collective bargaining, back dating of awards on trade disputes, essential services and representation at conciliation of dismissal cases. This book with discussion of more than a hundred case laws is an essential resource for HR practitioners and employers alike to help them interpret and comprehend not only the new provisions but other pivotal provisions under the Industrial Relations Act 1967.

• Preliminary
• Protection of Rights of Workmen and Employers and Their Trade Unions and Sole Bargaining Rights
• Recognition and Scope of Representation of Trade Unions and Sole Bargaining Rights
• Collective Bargaining and Collective Agreements
• Conciliation
• Representation on Dismissals
• Industrial Court
• Trade Disputes, Strikes and Lock-outs and Matters Arising Therefrom
• Investigation and Prosecution
• Miscellaneous
• FAQ’s on Industrial Relations Act 1967