Understanding The Labour Law (The Employment Act 1955)

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(2 Days)


At the end of the course, participants will acquire a good understanding of the Employment Act. They will then be able to apply the legal aspects of the Acts to their human resource management system and formulate policies that will enhance a more harmonious employer-employee relationship.


HR Practitioners, Administrative Executives and Managers will find the course beneficial as it involves understanding the fundamentals of the Employment Act 1955 and its bearing upon employee and employer relationship.

Level Executive and above


This course is essentially participative and practical, emphasizing learning through experience, both from structured activities on the program eg. Role plays, group work, video screening, case studies and discussion from individual experience.

Module 1 - Contract Of Services
  • Contract of services that must be in writing
  • Provisions of contracts of service that must be made in writing
  • Restriction on contract of services
  • Termination of contract of services
  • Normal termination
  • Termination on special treasons (misconduct)
  • Breach of contract by employer and by employee
Module 2 - Wages
  • Payment of wages
  • Advances
  • Deduction from wages
  • The truck system
  • Priority payment of wages
Module 3 - Protection Of Women
  • In agricultural and industrial undertakings
  • In working underground
  • Maternity leave and allowances
Module 4 - Benefits
  • Rest days
  • Hours of work
  • Over time
  • Paid public holidays
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Ordinary rate of pay
  • Payment works on weekly rest days and public holidays, and payment of over time on rest days and public holidays
  • Termination & lay-off benefits
Module 5 - Employment Of Foreign Employees
  • Foreign Employees
  • The Employer Responsibility
  • Foreign Domestic Servants
  • The Employer Resposibility
Module 6 - New Provision As Amended 2012
  • Definition of Employees (The Scope Of Coverage)
  • Maternity Definition
  • Advances (Load) to Employees
  • System Payment of Wages
  • Liability of Contractors and Principals
  • Sexual Harassment Provisions
Module 7 - Participants Are Free For Q & A At Any Time During The Course