[Johor] Employees Layoff, Downsizing and Retrenchment - Consideration & Mechanism
Course Information
  • 29-Jun-2020
  • Mayres Hotel, Kota Tinggi
  • Brian Wee
  • English
  • RM 500 RM 500
    Until 13 Jun 2020
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
[I] INTRODUCTION

More job losses are expected in 2020. The present economic downturn and COVID – 19 unfortunately makes it inevitable that retrenchment and dismissals are necessary.

Unfortunately the process of retrenchment is incredibly difficult and highly technical. The Industrial Court who intervenes in case of this nature is very strict with their judgments and often award damages to employees who have been incorrectly dismissed for operational requirements.

[II] BENEFITS

• Aware of COVID – 19 Outbreaks and its Impacts
• Find out what the legislation are in guiding retrenchments
• Determine who will be affected by the retrenchment process
• Understand the consultation process
• Best practice in dealing with the affected employees throughout the process
• Learn how to prepare the documentation relating to retrenchments
• How to deal with the remaining employees after the process

[III] METHODOLOGY

Lecture, group discussion, ICAs Analyses and Questions & Answers

[IV] DATE, TIME & FEE

DATE: 29 June 2020 (Mon)
TIME: 9AM - 5PM
VENUE: Mayres Hotel, Kota Tinggi

[HRDF CLAIMABLE]

FEE: Early Bird Offer (before 30 May 2020) - RM 420
Special Offer (before 13 Jun 2020) - RM 460
Normal Fee - RM 500

>> Fee includes Course Notes, Lunch, Refreshments/ Tea Breaks, Certificate of Attendance & 6% Government Service Tax

**Discounts**
(i) SST2u Loyalty Card Member - overriding 15%

[06] COURSE OUTLINE

[01] INTRODUCTION

[02] COVID – 19 OUTBREAKS AND ITS IMPACT
- What is COVID 19?
- Malaysia JTK Guideline on COVID – 19
- Movement Control Order 2020
- Employment Retention Program (ERP) for Unpaid Leave Employees
- Impacts on businesses

[03] EMPLOYERS’ OPTIONS
- Limitation on recruitment of new employees unless for critical positions
- Restriction on overtime work
- Limit work on Rest Day and Public Holidays
- Reduce number of shifts
- Reduce Working Hours
- Conduct Retraining programs for employees for multi-tasking
- Transfer employees to suitable jobs within the organization
- What are layoff, redundancy and retrenchment all about?
- The many faces of retrenchment exercise — layoff, redundancy, rightsizing and downsizing

[04] BASIC PRINCIPLE AND THE LAW
- Employer’s prerogative
- Employees within scope of EA 1955 and Termination & Lay Of Regulations 1980
- Employees out of scope of EA 1955 — are they entitled to retrenchment benefits?
- Notice Periods — S12 — when does it apply and when it does not?

[05] HOW TO DEAL WITH MORALES OF EMPLOYEES?
- Voluntary Separation (VSS) vs. Mutual Separation Scheme (MSS)
- Letter invited employees to apply to join a VSS scheme
- Sample of VSS Scheme
- Remaining employees
- Those who volunteered and not selected

[06] NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYEES AND JTK APPLICATION
- Notification in writing to all employees
- Notify the Labour Department pertaining to the retrenchment exercise and file Form PK1/98
- Prepare retrenchment package in accordance to the required regulations

[07] CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INDUSTRIAL HARMONY 1975
- Measures taken by Employers
- Selection of employees to be retrenched
- Foreigners Out First

[08] WHAT IS THE LIFO PRINCIPLE?
- Meaning of Last In, First Out (LIFO)
- Where can you find this law?
- The code of conduct for industrial harmony
- How to implement LIFO — by category/class

[09] EXECUTING THE EXERCISE
- HR Roles in retrenchment exercise
- Making the announcements
- Speed
- Offer period
- Notice of Retrenchment
- Issuing a Retrenchment Letter
- Entitlement to Termination Benefits
- Payment of Retrenchment Benefits
- Date of severance
- Computation of wages
- How to make the payments?
- Outplacement services to retrenched employees

[10] EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM (EIS)
- Coverage of EIS
- Rate & Qualifying Conditions
- Benefits Provided
- Payment Method
- EIS Qualification
- Claiming Process

Questions & Answers Session


[V] SPEAKER PROFILE

BRIAN WEE
HRDF Certified Trainer

Brian Wee was Head of Human Resources, Internal QMS Auditor and Corporate Trainer of MMC for a holding company of oils refineries in Malaysia. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom. He also has a Certificate and a Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), an Ordinary Member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM), PSMB Certified Trainer and PSMB Human Resource Consultant. Wee has attended a three days Effective Training Evaluation program by Ms Beverley Jeffreys of Chisholm Institute, Australian National Training Authority (ANTA).

He brings with him more than 15 years of working experience in Human Resource of large manufacturing companies. He is a Resource Training person for Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management (MIPM), Malaysian Institute of Purchasing and Material Management, UBS Commercial Institute, Open University Malaysia, Asia e University and UTM Space Executive Diploma Programs and others.

He started off his career in 1980 as a Senior Officer with the Ministry of Information where stayed for 15 years and gained extensive management experience. Later he moved to a Japanese based company where he was in charge of all spectrums of Human Resource functions. During that time, he acquired some Japanese management skills such as Kaizen, Zero Defect, JIT, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, ISO QMS and EMS Awareness Program and many others. He developed and trained QC, ISO QMS and EMS and productivity related modules for the Wilmar International Group of companies’ employees.

In his present capacity, he develops modules and trains his employees and many organizations. He is also a part time lecturer for academic courses, namely Certificate & Diploma Program for Malaysia institute of Human Resource Management, Supervisory Module for Certificate & Diploma for Malaysian Institute of Purchasing & material Management, Executive Diploma of Human Resource Management for UTM SPACE, Asia e University, Southern College University and Open University Malaysia and Professional Short Course in Mandarin for Human Resource subjects and English Conversation & Communication Skills for User Business School (UBS).

His much in demand programmes are Effective Supervisory Skills, Purchansing & Negotiation Skills, 8D Team Problem Solving Methods, Total Preventive Maintenance, ISO QMS AND EMS Awareness Program, UTM SPACE ISO QMS Modules, Effective QA/QC Inspectors, QC Tools, QCC, Effective Communication and Motivation Program, Excellent Clerical Skills, Excellent Customer Service, Effective Business English Communication Skills, Report Writing Skills, Effective Presentation Skills, Teambuilding Program, Positive Working Attitude, Malaysian Labour Laws and Industrial Relation Laws, Understanding of Employment Act 1955, Handling Misconduct and conducting Domestic Inquiries, Effective Salary Computation and Administration, Handling Problematic & Difficult Employees, Report Writing Skills, Drafting an Employment Contract, Effective Human Resource Management, HR for Non HR Executive / Managers, People Management, Leadership Skills, Balanced Scorecard, Key Performance Indicators and others.

Among some of his training participants and/or consultancy services included Kyocera, Sunpower, TJ Wang Group (Accountancy & Secretarial Services), Lii Hen Group, China Press, White Horse Ceramic, ML Plastics Sdn Bhd, Yee Wan manufacturing, Southern College, Foo Yew High School, MITI, Police Academy (Technical),Champion Precision, JK Sumi Wire, Muar Ban Lee Engineering, Autoveyor, Southern Lion, Seiko Electric, CSC Steel, San Miguel Yamamura Plastic, Ornapaper, Umicore Malaysia, Alloy Consolidated (MTD Group), Panasonic AVC Network, Southern College University, Infineon Technilogies, to name a few.

Mr. Brian Wee had provides HR & Quality and Productivity Consultancy Services to Li Hen Group, a furniture exporter and manufacturer, Omega Printer, Golpar Plastic Injection, Dian Pang Supermarket and others.

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