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COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will provide participants with necessary knowledge on how to cope during this economic crisis and what effective actions that can be taken to smoothen the process with minimum emotional trauma which I strategic to the continuous well-being of the remaining employees and organizational effectiveness.

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DAY 1

REGISTRATION

8.30am – 9.00am

LAY-OFF

• How to lay-off workers without pay for a period exceeding 12 days?
• Are any layoff benefits payable in such a case?
• Does Regulation 5 of the Employment (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) Regulations 1980 apply to monthly rated employees?

9.00am – 10.30am

MORNING  TEA BREAK

10.30am – 10.45am

VSS

• Do you have to offer VSS to all or can this be limited to selected workers?
• How should the offer letter be worded?
• What is a reasonable severance package that can be offered?
• What conditions may be imposed?

10.45am – 1.00pm

Lunch Break

1.00pm – 2.00pm

RETRENCHMENT

• What should be the selection criteria?
• When can the LIFO principle be departed from?
• What are the provisions on retrenchment in the Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony?
• Is there a distinction between a termination as a result of a complete closure and a termination as a result of downsizing?

2.00pm – 3.45pm

Afternoon Tea Break

3.45pm – 4.00pm

RETRENCHMENT

(Continue) RETRENCHMENT
• Retrenchment benefits for employees
• within/ outside EA 1955
• Notification of retrenchment to DG Labour under S.63 EA 1955
• Labour Department's latest Guidelines on Managing Retrenchment

4.00pm – 4.45pm

Q & A Session - End of Day 1

4.45pm – 5.00pm

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DAY 2

REGISTRATION

8.30am – 9.00am

PAY CUTS

• Can employers forcibly reduce salaries?
• How much of salary ought to be reduced?
• Must the employer realign salaries once the economic situation improves?

9.00am – 10.45am

Morning Tea Break

10.45am – 11.00am

SHORTER WORK WEEK

• Can employers reduce working days?
• Can salaries be reduced according to reduce work?

11.00am – 1.00pm

Lunch Break

1.00pm – 2.00pm

FORCED LEAVE/ SHUTDOWNS

• Can employers shut down operations for a period of time and treat employees as being on annual or unpaid leave?

2.00pm – 3.45pm

Afternoon Tea Break

3.45pm – 4.00pm

(Continue) FORCED LEAVE/ SHUTDOWNS

• What if employees do not have any annual leave entitlement?
• Can the following year’s entitlement be used as advance leave

4.00pm – 4.45pm

Q & A Session - End of Day 1

4.45pm – 5.00pm

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10 - 12 JUNE 2024

SHERATON PETALING JAYA HOTEL

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