Broad legal background with more than 18 years of specialisation in industrial relations. An articulate and proactive individual with strong negotiation, oral and written communication skills with a successful track record of reducing legal expenses, including the use of appropriate risk management measures. Experience in managing issues outside industrial relation matters and is resourceful in assessing issues to adequately protect clients and complete projects, producing professional results while adhering to rigid deadlines. Dedicated in maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
PROPRIETOR, R USHA DEVI & ASSOCIATES – KUALA LUMPUR
(DEC 2004- AUGUST 2021)
Lead a range of industrial/ employment litigation at the Industrial, Labour and High Courts, which include providing advice, negotiations, advocacy in tribunals and document preparation. Guard and anticipate against legal risks facing the company in employment matters and expand and advise company strategy and position on industrial relation matters.
Facilitated initiatives to conciliate on numerous trade disputes on dismissals, which include drafting charges/show cause letters.
Developed employment contracts, documentation for mergers and retrenchment exercise and significantly strengthened a company’s ability to assign work based on business needs and employee skills.
Assisted and advised numerous employers in the application of Human Resources and Industrial Relations practices and legal principles as well as all other aspects of disputes resolutions/issues governing employee-employer relationships including mediation.
Successfully developed and conducted in-house training programmes and seminars on matters governing Industrial Law for clients.
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT- TEACHING
SENIOR ADJUNCT LECTURER/ TUTOR, MONASH UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
PART-TIME LECTURER, OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (2012–2016)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THE MEDIATION & CONCILIATION NETWORK
ADVOCATES & SOLICITORS DISCIPLINARY BOARD — 2018– 2021
CHARTERED TAX INSTITUTE OF MALAYSIA
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (LAWS) - MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY (CURRENT)
MASTER OF LAWS (LLM)- UNIVERSITI MALAYA
DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT- UNIVERSITI MALAYA
CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL PRACTICE