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MDBC: Changes to the Employment Act

August 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,

The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 (the ‘Amendment Act’) will come into operation on 1 September 2022 and will introduce significant changes to the Employment Act 1955 (the ‘Principal Act’).  Now is the best time to get familiar with what these changes are and how it will affect you and your organisation.






Join us at our ‘Changes to the Employment Actwebinar with MDBC members SKRINE and Randstad to learn more directly from the experts.

Date:  Monday, 22 August 2022
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 hrs
Platform: Zoom
Fee: Complimentary for MDBC members
RM 50 for non – members

13:50 – 14:00 hrs :    Log in & Welcome in Zoom with pre-event slide deck
14:00 – 14:05 hrs:     Welcome 
14:05 – 14:35 hrs :    Key Amendments to the Employment Act by SKRINE
14:35 – 15:00 hrs :    Q&A with Randstad and SKRINE
15:00 hrs               :    End of program

Speakers / Q&A Panelists:


Selvamalar Alagaratnam (Partner, SKRINE)

Selvamalar is head of the firm’s Employment practice.  She provides integrated support to a wide range of clients in various industries on all employment / human resource related matters including compliance with all laws applicable to employment relationships; managing the exit of employees whether by way of collective reduction in force exercises or individual terminations for misconduct or poor performance; protection of confidential and proprietary information; investigations and disciplinary actions; trade unions, both recognition and collective bargaining; dispute resolution at all levels, and business immigration.



Jaya Dass (Managing Director – Asia Pacific (Permanent Recruitment), Randstad)

Equipped with strong business acumen drawn from her prior experience in business operations and development as well as audit, Jaya is known for her ability to craft future – ready business strategies and empathetic leadership skills. Jaya took on Malaysia’s operations under her remit, in addition to her Singapore portfolio in 2019. In 2022 she took on a new role as Managing Director of Asia Pacific (permanent recruitment) in Randstad, to grow the company’s capabilities in professionals permanent recruitment business across Australia, Greater China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore.  She continues to invest her efforts and resources to scale operations, with the aim to position Randstad as the top – of – mind HR solutions agency for all leading companies and professional job seekers.  Jaya holds a Bachelor in Finance and a Master in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is a member of the Singapore Human Resources Institute, the Marketing Institute of Singapore and accredited WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.



Rajiv Bhatia  (Director of Client Solutions & Staffing, Randstad)

In his role as the Director of Client Solutions & Staffing in Randstad Malaysia, Rajiv Bhatia partners with HR professionals to provide high – impact talent attraction and retention solutions to meet long and short – term organisation and human resources needs across permanent and contracting recruitment.  Bhatia also works with our specialist recruiters to ensure delivery of service excellence, from candidate sourcing and screening through to offering market insights and intelligence.

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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


August 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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