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Employment statutes and their application towards migrant workers

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali (2013) Employment statutes and their application towards migrant workers. In: Foreign Workers : the Law and Practice in Malaysia. The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd, Ampang, pp. 117-148. ISBN 978-967-0379-26-5

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It is recognised and accepted that all workers should be treated with fairness, dignity and equality without distinction whether they are locals or migrants. There are many employment statutes enforced in Malaysia which are applicable to all workers including migrant workers, unless the legislature expressly excluded its application to certain classes of workers. The common law also imposes various duties on the parties to the contract of employment and this includes duty of mutual trust and confidence, duty to provide a safe work environment, duty to obey lawful directions of the employer and duty of fidelity and good faith, amongst others.The nature and purpose of the employment statutes administered in Malaysia are discussed in this chapter with special reference to its application to migrant workers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employment statutes, migrant workers
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 21:22
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 18:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29688

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