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Consultancy Service on Retrenchment ExerciseFriday, 3 July 2020

​​The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted businesses globally. Employers have to focus on managing their businesses effectively for sustainability in the current economic environment. Many employers in Malaysia are implementing cost cutting measures to ensure business viability. Some of the measures taken involved down-sizing of workforce including Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS), Mutual Separation Scheme (MSS), temporary lay-off, retrenchment to optimize the workforce and other cost cutting measures.

2.  In implementing down-sizing, employers have to be aware of the legal requirements under the employment laws to ensure that the termination of employees are done with just cause or excuse.

3.  Members are informed that MEF is providing professional services to guide employers through the process of down-sizing, pre-retrenchment, retrenchment and post-retrenchment to ensure compliance with the employment legislations including the following:

a)   (i)     Employment Act 1955
      (ii)    Labour Ordinance (Sabah Cap.67)
      (iii)   Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Cap.76)
b)   (i)     Employment (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) Regulations 1980
      (ii)    Labour (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) (Sabah) Rules 2008
      (iii)   Labour (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) (Sarawak) Rules 2008
(c)  Industrial Relations Act 1967
(d)  Employees’ Social Security Act 1969
(e)  Employment Insurance System 2017
(f)   Employees Provident Fund Act 1991

4.  The MEF Consultancy Service on retrenchment will be provided by very highly experienced Consultants - Industrial Relations who will advise employers on the process of down-sizing including preparing of the relevant documentations, letters and information to the relevant authorities including the submission of Form PK to the Labour Department.

5.  The consultation fee for each retrenchment exercise for MEF member company is about RM10,000.00 excluding 6% SST, subject to the number of employees that will be involved in the exercise. The fee does not include cost of travelling and accommodation which will be billed to the company, if incurred.

6.  Members may contact MEF for further clarification and assistance as follows:
MEF Headquarters @ Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79557778
1.  Datuk Hj. Shamsuddin Bardan
     Executive Director
     Mobile: 019-313 8242

2.  En Venugopal Muniandy
     General Manager – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 019-213 1903

3.  En Goh Seng Wing
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 019-650 1389

4.  Lt Col (R) Hj Mohd Akhir Hj Hamzah
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 019-310 6611

5.  En Abdullah Abdul Karim
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 019-271 6536

6.  Tn. Hj Zaikon Jaafar
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 017-283 9717

7.  Pn Saraswathi Ravindran
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 016-303 7835

8.  En Nantha Kumar Varatharajah
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 012-628 9500

9.  Pn Prema Kesavan
     Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
     Mobile: 017-616 9812

MEF Northern Region Office @ Penang Tel. No. 04-6599236
Tn. Hj Mohd Ismail Wahidin
Consultant – Industrial Relations
Tel:   604-659 9236

MEF Perak Office @ Ipoh Tel. No. 05-2557778
En Tan Kee Tett
Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
Tel:   605-255 7778

MEF Southern Region Office @Johor Bahru Tel. No. 07-8624776
En Najmuddin Hakim
Consultant – Industrial Relations
Tel:   607-862 4776

MEF East Coast Region Office @ Kuantan Tel. No. 09-5124373
Tuan Mansor Ibrahim
Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
Tel:   609-512 4373

MEF Sarawak Office @ Kuching Tel. No. 082-247027
En. George Young Si-Ricord Junior
Associate Consultant - Industrial Relations
Mobile: 010-5070528

MEF Sabah Office @ Kota Kinabalu Tel. No. 088-210579
Pn. Zazurainny Zainuddin
Associate Consultant - Industrial Relations
Mobile: 011-2524 9533

Thank you.
Consultancy Service ,  Retrenchment Exercise
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