Malaysian Employment Act 1955 Handbook

Malaysian Employment Act 1955 Handbook

Book Details
  • Country : Malaysia
  • Publication Date : Dec - 2022
  • ISBN : 9789672701729
  • Format : Softcover
  • Country : Malaysia

The Employment Act 1955 is a crucial governing legislation to matters involving employment law in Malaysia. In 2022, there were several amendments gazetted via the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 (Act A1651) and Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 (PU(A) 262/2022) that modernised and widened the protection accorded to persons employed in Malaysia. These amendments will be coming into force on 1 January 2023.


The Malaysian Employment Act 1955 Handbook is designed to provide persons in Human Resources, and Employment Law sectors with a concise and comprehensive reference to all the recent amendments to the Employment Act 1955. This handbook equips readers with a complete guide to the new provisions for quick and easy implementation in compliance with the law.


This handbook comprises:

  • The complete text of the Employment Act 1955 with amendments incorporated in the relevant sections.
  •  A Pre-amendment vs Post-amendment Comparison Table.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing general queries relating to the application of the new law.
  • Supplementary Reading comprising other relevant legislation and the Malayan Law Journal Articles related to Labour Law in Malaysia.

Key changes, including minimum wage, flexible working arrangements, maternity and paternity leave, foreign employees, and promoting a respectful workplace are addressed in a practical manner, succinctly presented in simple and plain language to cater to readers from all industries.