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The industrial relations consultants

MECA CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS


ATT TO: HR DIRECTOR & MANAGER

REDUCING MANPOWER
COST SEMINAR
Through Lay-Offs, VSS, Retrenchment, Shutdowns, Pay Cuts,
Forced Leave, Shorter Work Week and Wage Freeze
Date:
Venue:
Time:
Fee:

April 4 & 5, 2016


Le Meridian, Kl Sentral
9 am 5 pm
Member: RM1,500 (Early Bird Rate)
RM2,000 (Normal Rate)
Non-Member: RM2,100 (Early Bird Rate)
RM2,600 (Normal Rate)

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SPEAKERS:
Mr. Dharmen Sivalingam
Dharmen Sivalingam & Partners

Mr. Victor Gan


MECA South Sdn Bhd

BAYARAN POS JELAS


POSTAGE PAID
PEJABAT POS BESAR
KUALA LUMPUR
MALAYSIA
No. WP0819

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN


An understanding of the various cost cutting measures and relevant statutory provisions
Best practices in dealing with employees when undertaking cost cutting measures
An understanding of relevant Court decisions and its practical effect
Sample letters for VSS/Retrenchment/ Shutdowns/ Lay-offs
Step-by-step guide on undertaking Lay-offs, VSS, Retrenchment, Pay Cut, etc.
Understanding what forms need to be filed with the Labour Department

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS SEMINAR?


During this economic slowdown, many employers are forced to consider various options to cut costs.
This seminar will deal with all relevant aspects including answers to the following FAQs:LAY-OFF

How to lay-o workers without pay for a


period exceeding 12 days?
Are any layo benefits payable in such
a case?
Does Regulation 5 of the Employment
(Termination and Lay-O Benefits)
Regulations 1980 apply to monthly rated
employees?

VSS

Do you have to oer VSS to all or can this


be limited to selected workers?
How should the oer letter be worded?
What is a reasonable severance package
that can be oered?

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?
Retrenchment benefits for employees
within/ outside EA 1955
Notification of retrenchment to DG Labour
under S.63 EA 1955

PAY CUTS

Can employers forcibly reduce salaries?

SHORTER WORK WEEK

Can employers reduce working days?


Can salaries be reduced according to
reduced work?

FORCED LEAVE/ SHUTDOWNS

Can employers shut down operations for a


period of time and treat employees as
being on annual or unpaid leave?
What if employees do not have any annual
leave entitlement?

Please fax the completed registration form to MECA at 03-76100191 and forward it together with yoru cheque in favour of MECA CENTRE FOR
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SDN BHD. To qualify for Early Bird Rate payment should be received by 4 March 2016. A Group Discount of RM100 per
delegate is applicable for 2 or more delegates from the same company. Employers contributing to HRDF may claim the seminar rate subject to a
maximum of RM2600.00 and economy class airfare, board and lodging where applicable, in respect of each delegate. Cancellation must be in writing.
Cancellation made on or before 4 March 2016 will qualify for a full refund while those made after that date but before 14 March 2016 will be subject
to a cancellation fee of RM250 per delegate. There will be no refund for cancellation made on or after 14 March 2016.

REGISTRATION FORM
Please register the following person(s) for this seminar on the above terms.

MECA Fax: 03-76100191

Name of Delegate(s)(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

Companys Name & Address:


Tel No:
Contact Person:

Fax No:

E-mail:.
H/P:

Call MECA at 03-76100190 or email alvin@meca.com.my for further details

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